Denyce Graves
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Denyce Graves  sang in performances of Samson and Delilah with the Houston Grand Opera on dates from April 26 to May 12, 2002. 
"And the tears I so needed to shed flowed as I listened to Denyce Graves sing 'America' with the voice of an angel.

"It was then I knew I wanted to take a more formal path to God," wrote Colleen Cason in the
Nando Times.
A Cathedral Christmas
Denyce Graves sang the role of Judith in Hungarian in performances of Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle for the Los Angeles Opera on six dates from May 31, 2002, to June 15, 2002.

Alan Rich wrote in LA Weekly of June 14-20, 2002, that "Denyce Graves . . . made nice sounds as the doomed Judith but had a way of making the language itself both flat and harsh."

Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Samuel Ramey as Bluebeard "was well matched . . . by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, whose performance as Judith was a powerful display of gleaming tone and emotionally charged phrasing."
Denyce Graves will be expanding her activities into the business of selling perfume and jewelry, reports
"Graves, in the brief third act part of Maddalena, . . . provided thrilling singing. She convincingly conveyed the depraved immorality of the woman, who after a romantic romp with the Duke convinces Sparafucile (her brother) to kill the next person who arrives at the inn rather than go through with Rigoletto's instruction to kill the Duke," wrote Ronald Blum in an Associated Press review of Rigoletto at the Met in February 2002.
Denyce Graves won the award for classical vocal soloist from the 16th Annual Washington Area Music Association Awards, February 24, 2002.
Denyce Graves is scheduled to sing the title role in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the 2002-2003 season.
A Cincinnati church has called off a planned September 2002 concert with Denyce Graves, the reason given being "the city's racial climate," reports the Cincinnati Enquirer of April 24, 2002. article in German, 18 June 2002
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Denyce Graves is scheduled to sing in concert for Opera Tampa in Florida on February 15, 2003.
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"Denyce Graves is not only a mellow-voiced mezzo-soprano but also a glamorous African-American woman who need do very little to convey the sultry sensuality of Carmen and Delila," wrote Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times of Sunday December 22, 2002.