Connolly, one of the leading mezzo-sopranos on the British scene, will be performing at the XXIII Lied Season, a co production between the National Centre for the Dissemination of Music and the Teatro de la Zarzuela, accompanied on stage by pianist Julius Drake.
Sarah Connolly (Durham, UK, 1963) studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music. She has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, a TMA Award and two Grammys, and she has won an Edison, a Gramophone and a South Bank Award.
In the world of Opera, she has performed in The Composer at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Dido at La Scala and Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne. She has given concerts and recitals all around the world, at venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Dresden Staatskapelle and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
A new performer to this lied season, the mezzo-soprano offers a powerful voice with a huge range, enabling her to perform a programme that includes the three romantic Ellens dritter Gesang by Schubert (a piece known as Ave Maria), the moving Rückert-Lieder by Mahler and a selection of pieces by Brahms and the English composer Ivor Gurney.
Mezzo-soprano - Sarah Connolly
Piano – Julius Drake
Pieces by F. Schubert, G. Mahler, J. Brahms and I. Gurney
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