Grammy-award winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham just headlined a concert series six weeks ago with the San Francisco Symphony, which will be released on a CD as part of the SFS Mahler project. Obviously, we can't get enough of her: she returns this week to star in a concert version of Purcell's opera Dido and Aenas, with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. She chats about her upcoming Dido and looks back at her Mahler performance here.

We've had quite a taste of her singing baroque music with the SF Opera recently, in Ariodante or Iphigénie en Tauride, and she was phenomenal. Baroque definitely suits her, and we expect nothing less from her in this performance. SFist was able to chat with Graham yesterday during a break in rehearsals of Dido and Aenas, which opens tomorrow night in San Francisco, and repeats Friday in Palo Alto, and Saturday and Sunday in Berkeley.