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Connolly, Sarah (mezzo-soprano)
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Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Born in County Durham, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.

Much in demand with the world’s great orchestras for the lyric mezzo-soprano repertoire, she works regularly with conductors such as Bolton, Chailly, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Elder, Harding, Herreweghe, Jurowski, Maazel, Nézet-Séguin and Rattle. Her many concert engagements include appearances at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg, Tanglewood and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms where, in 2009, she was a memorable guest soloist at the Last Night.

In opera, her appearances include Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Covent Garden; Purcell’s Dido at La Scala; Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos and Clairon in Capriccio at the Metropolitan Opera; Gluck’s Orfeo at the Bayerische Staatsoper; the title role in Giulio Cesare and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde at the Glyndebourne Festival; Sesto in La clemenza di Tito at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Phèdre in Hippolyte et Aricie at the Paris Opera and at the Glyndebourne Festival and Nerone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Maggio Musicale in Florence and at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.

She has also sung Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier for Scottish Opera; Komponist for the Welsh National Opera; the title role in Maria Stuarda and Roméo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Opera North and Octavian, Romeo, Sesto, Agrippina, Xerxes, Ariodante, Ruggiero in Alcina, Didon in Les Troyens and the title role in Charpentier’s Medea at the English National Opera.

She has recorded prolifically and twice been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 3' (CDA67388)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 3
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'Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4 – Juditha Triumphans' (CDA67281/2)
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'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
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On other labels
'Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3' (SIGCD360)
Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3
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'Mahler: Symphony No 2' (CKD452)
Mahler: Symphony No 2
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'Mendelssohn: Elijah' (SIGCD300)
Mendelssohn: Elijah
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (Mendelssohn)
Die Sterne schau'n in stiller Nacht  No 2 of Six Songs, Op 99 (Mendelssohn)
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Entsagung  No 11 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Ferne  No 9 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Frage  No 1 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Herr, zu dir will ich mich retten  First line to Entsagung, No 11 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Mendelssohn)
In weite Fernen will ich träume  First line to Ferne, No 9 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Ist es wahr? Ist es wahr?  First line to Frage, No 1 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV644 (Vivaldi)
Six Songs, Op 99 (Mendelssohn)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Mahler)
Symphony No 3 in D minor (Mahler)
Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Wenn ich in deine Augen sehe (Mendelssohn)
Wie kann ich froh und lustig sein? (Mendelssohn)
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