In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall.
People are still talking about a master class that Graves gave at the conservatory last September.
"She didn't know she was auditioning," said Phyllis Bryn-Julson, the distinguished soprano who chairs the voice department. "It was a phenomenal day for the students. They were so filled with elation. There was something from the heart that Denyce gave them. We were all smitten."
Graves found the experience just as...