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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.
|Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3|
Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and a star-studded ensemble of performers in Mahler’s first three Symphonies. This is the first release in a series that will encompass all nine of Mahler’s Symphonies—each recorded live at London’s Ro ...» More
|Mahler: Symphony No 2|
Benjamin Zander and Linn launch their new partnership with Mahler's hugely popular ‘Resurrection' Symphony; exceptionally challenging and thrillingly powerful it is the perfect showcase for Zander's distinctive balance of insightful musicianship a ...» More
|Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen|
Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment and Sarah Connolly in Mahler's electrifying Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Totenfeier, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London .» More
At the time of its first performances in 1846, Elijah was hailed as one of the great oratorios. It tells the story of the prophet with imposing grandeur, inspirational orchestration and beautiful arias, recitatives and choruses. This mighty piece ...» More
|Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 3|
with Eugene Asti (piano)
'There is much to recommend in this collection. First of all, the songs themselves, some deeper than others, are sweet and forthright, and shown to th ...» More
|Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4 – Juditha Triumphans|
'A stunning cast, orchestra and choir' (BBC Music Magazine)
'A wonderful piece of dramatic music that receives superb treatment at the hands of The King's Consort and soloists. An absolutely vital release and o ...» More
|Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music|
'For King's sterling service to the Vivaldian cause, one of his most important recording and satisfying projects to date, I am thankful' (Gramophone)
'If you're waiting for the perfect collection of Vivaldi's sacred music, this is it. It was a happy day when this beautiful boxed set arrived in my m ...» More
|GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)|
|Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellenwith Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)» More|
|Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'with Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Zander (conductor)» More|
|Symphony No 3 in D minorwith Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)» More|
|FANNY MENDELSSOHN (1805-1847)|
|Aus meinen Tränen sprießenwith Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)» More|
|Im wunderschönen Monat Maiwith Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)» More|
|Wenn ich in deine Augen sehewith Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)» More|
|FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)|
|Elijahwith Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)» More|
|Wie kann ich froh und lustig sein?with Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)» More|
|ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)|
|Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV644with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)» More|
|Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (Mendelssohn)|
|Die Sterne schau'n in stiller Nacht|
|Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz|
|Ging heut' morgen über's Feld|
|Herr, zu dir will ich mich retten|
|Ich hab' ein glühend Messer|
|Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Mendelssohn)|
|In weite Fernen will ich träume|
|Ist es wahr? Ist es wahr?|
|Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV644 (Vivaldi)|
|Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)|
|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)|
|Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht|
|Wie kann ich froh und lustig sein? (Mendelssohn)|