SANTA FE, N.M. — Robert Schumann’s dramatic song cycle forms the scaffolding of a Santa Fe recital by internationally known mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
Sometimes deemed the greatest of its genre, “Frauenliebe und Leben” (“A Woman’s Love and Life”) leads the listener from the first flush of attraction through marriage, childbirth and the death of a husband. Graham has augmented the performance with related music by a small galaxy of composers and cultures.
The singer will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 12. Santa Fe is the last stop on a tour that has led her through three California dates, Graham said.