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Connell, Elizabeth (soprano)

Elizabeth Connell (soprano)

Elizabeth Connell, who died in February 2012, was recognised as one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos. Following her debut at Wexford Opera Festival in 1972 she sang at the opening of the Sydney Opera House in War and Peace in 1973 and continued to have a special relationship with Opera Australia ever since. Following a five-year association with English National Opera she became a freelance artist with the major opera houses.

She appeared at the opera houses of London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, New York (Metropolitan Opera), San Francisco, Milan (La Scala), Naples and Geneva in a wide repertoire including Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, the 'Ring', Elektra, Ariadne, Nabucco, Macbeth, Attila, Don Carlos, Fidelio, Jenufa and Peter Grimes. She had a successful collaboration with conductors such as Abbado, Muti, Sinopoli, Giulini, Sawallisch, Mackerras, Downes, Sir Colin Davis, Maazel, Levine, Ozawa and Elder. She sang at the Bayreuth (Lohengrin, Tristan and Der fliegende Holländer), Salzburg (Idomeneo and Elektra), Orange (Elektra and Nabucco), Verona (Norma and Nabucco) and Glyndebourne (Idomeneo) Festivals.

In concert her performances included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in London with Claudio Abbado, Missa Solemnis in Florence with Carlo Maria Giulini and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Maazel, Sinopoli and Boulez. In recital she appeared with Geoffrey Parsons, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti and Lamar Crowsen in Milan, Geneva, Sydney, Johannesburg and at the Wigmore Hall. She sang Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Jonathan Nott and with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra under Matthias Bamert.

Her many recordings include Rossini's Guillaume Tell (Decca/Chailly), Mahler's Eighth Symphony (EMI/Tennstedt), Mendelssohn's Second Symphony (DG/Abbado), Franz Schreker's Die Gezeichneten (Decca/Zagrosek), Donizetti's Poliuto, Verdi's I Due Foscari (Philips/Gardelli), Schönberg's Gurrelieder (Denon/Inbal), Wagner's Lohengrin (Philips/Friedrich) and Schubert Lieder with Graham Johnson, as part of Hyperion’s Complete Schubert Edition.

'Bantock: Orchestral Music' (CDS44281/6)
Bantock: Orchestral Music
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'Bantock: The Song of Songs' (CDA67395)
Bantock: The Song of Songs
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell' (CDJ33005)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell
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'Vaughan Williams: Choral Works' (CDS44321/4)
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
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'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA66420)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA30025)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
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'Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition' (HYP200)
Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition
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Complete works available for download
FRANZ SCHUBERT  (1797-1828)
An die Natur, D372 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Das Lied im Grünen, D917 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Dem Unendlichen, D291 First version with Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Allmacht, D852 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Erde, D579b with Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Sternenwelten, D307 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Erinnerung 'Totenopfer', D101 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Ganymed, D544 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Klage der Ceres, D323 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Lied 'Die Mutter Erde', D788 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Lied 'Ferne von der grossen Stadt', D483 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Morgenlied, D381 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Täglich zu singen, D533 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Wehmut, D772 with Graham Johnson (piano)
Serenade to Music with English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor), Amanda Roocroft (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Martyn Hill (tenor), Maldwyn Davies (tenor), Anne Dawson (soprano), Linda Kitchen (soprano), Alan Opie (baritone), Gwynne Howell (bass), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), John Connell (bass)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
An die Natur, D372 (Schubert)
Christus (Bantock)
Das Lied im Grünen, D917 (Schubert)
Dem Unendlichen, D291 First version (Schubert)
Des Lebens Tag ist schwer und schwühl  First line to Lied 'Die Mutter Erde', D788 (Schubert)
Die Allmacht, D852 (Schubert)
Die Erde, D579b (Schubert)
Die Frohe neubelebte Flur  First line to Morgenlied, D381 (Schubert)
Die Sternenwelten, D307 (Schubert)
Erinnerung 'Totenopfer', D101 (Schubert)
Ganymed, D544 (Schubert)
Gross ist Jehova, der Herr! Denn Himmel  First line to Die Allmacht, D852 (Schubert)
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!  First line to Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
Ich danke Gott und freue mich  First line to Täglich zu singen, D533 (Schubert)
Ins Grüne, ins Grüne, da lockt uns zie Frühling  First line to Das Lied im Grünen, D917 (Schubert)
Ist der holde Lenz erschienen?  First line to Klage der Ceres, D323 (Schubert)
Kein Rosenschimmer leuchtet dem Tag zur Ruh!  First line to Erinnerung 'Totenopfer', D101 (Schubert)
Klage der Ceres, D323 (Schubert)
Lied 'Die Mutter Erde', D788 (Schubert)
Lied 'Ferne von der grossen Stadt', D483 (Schubert)
Morgenlied, D381 (Schubert)
Oben drehen sich die grossen  First line to Die Sternenwelten, D307 (Schubert)
Prelude  Extract of The Song of Songs (Bantock)
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
Süsse, heilige Natur  First line to An die Natur, D372 (Schubert)
Täglich zu singen, D533 (Schubert)
The Song of Songs (Bantock)
The wilderness and the solitary place  No 6 of Christus (Bantock)
Wehmut, D772 (Schubert)
Wenn ich durch Wald und Fluren geh’  First line to Wehmut, D772 (Schubert)
Wenn sanft entzückt mein Auge sieht  First line to Die Erde, D579b (Schubert)
Wie erhebt sich das Herz, wenn es dich  First line to Dem Unendlichen, D291 First version (Schubert)
Wie im Morgenglanze  First line to Ganymed, D544 (Schubert)
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