Sarah Patricia CONNOLLY

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1963-06-13
Education Queen Margaret's York, Clarendon Coll Nottingham, RCM (DipRCM (piano and voice), ARCM)
Books & Publications
Recreations animals, reading, jazz and classical piano playing, films, theatre
Clubs N/A
Style Miss Sarah Connolly, CBE
Career studied under David Mason and now with Gerald Martin Moore; former memb BBC Singers, joined Glyndebourne Festival Chorus 1992, opera début as Annina in Der Rosenkavalier (WNO) 1994; appeared on My Night with Handel (Channel 4), numerous broadcasts BBC Radio; nominated Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera 2006; FRCM 2008, FRSA; >ir< opera roles: Messenger in Monteverdi's Orfeo (ENO), title roles in Handel's Xerxes (ENO) and Ariodante (NY City Opera, Richard Gold Debut Award 2000, ENO, dir David Alden 2002), Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina (ENO), Susie in The Silver Tassie (world premiere by Mark Anthony Turnage, ENO, South Bank Show Award 2001), Nerone in L'Incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi (Maggio Musicale, Florence), Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Ino and Juno in Semele (San Francisco Opera), Romeo in I Capuleti ei Montecchi (NYC Opera) 2001, Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh Festival, ENO, filmed for BBC, South Bank Show Award 2002), Sesto in Giulio Cesare (Paris Opera, with Minkowski), Juno in Handel's Semele (Theatre des Champs Elysées Paris) 2004, Lucretia (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich) 2004, title role in Giulio Cesare (Glyndebourne) 2005, Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (Met Opera NY) 2005, Purcell's Dido and Aneas (La Scala Milan) 2006, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier (Scottish Opera) 2006, alto in Bach's St Matthew's Passion (Glyndebourne Festival) 2007, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier (ENO) 2008, Purcell's Dido and Aneas (ROH), Nerone in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Liceu Barcelona) 2009, La Mort de Cleopatre (The Hall Manchester), Brangene in Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 2009; concert roles: Mozart's Requiem (with Acad of St Martin's in the Field under Sir Neville Marriner), Bach's B minor Mass and Bach Cantatas (with Philippe Herreweghe and Berlin Philharmonie), Wigmore Hall Recital début (with Julius Drake) 1998, Bach Cantatas (with Collegium Vocale and Philippe Herreweghe in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam), Elgar's Dream of Gerontius (under Edo de Waart, Sydney, and Mark Elder with LPO), Mark Anthony Turnage's Twice Through the Heart (with London Sinfonietta under Markus Stenz), Queen of Sheba in Handel's Solomon (with Ivor Bolton at Maggio Musicale, Florence), Marguerite in Berlioz's Damnation de Faust (Perth Festival Aust), world premiere of Rime d'Amore ('Rhyme of Love', with Giuseppe Sinopoli, Rome), Berlioz's Les Nuits d'Été (Vienna Konzerthaus and Concertgebouw, with Acad of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood), Mahler's Kindertodenlieder (with Daniel Harding and Mahler Chamber Orchestra), St Matthew Passion (with Sir Colin Davis), Haydn Harmoniemesse (with Sir Simon Rattle), Mozart Dominicus Mass (Salzburg Festival debut) 2002, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (Concertgebouw Orch under Daniel Harding) 2006, Mahler's Rucker Lieder (with Mark Elder and Hallé Orch) 2006, Elgar's The Kingdom (with Mark Elder and The Hallé) 2007, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius (Boston Symphony Orch under Sir Colin Davis) 2008; >ir< Bach Cantatas (with Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale), Rameau's Les Fêtes d'Hebe (with Les Art Florissants under William Christie, Gramophone Award for Early Opera 1998), Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans (with King's Consort under Robert King), Vaughan Williams Sir John in Love (with Richard Hickox), Schoenberg's Das buch der hängenden gärten (with Iain Burnside) 2002, Heroes and Heroines (Handel, with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers) 2004, Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn (with Philippe Herreweghe and Orch des Champs Elysèes, Edison Award for Vocal Performance), The Exquisite Hour, Giulio Cesare (Glyndebourne) 2005, vocal solist in film Children of Men 2006, Mozart's Mass in C Minor (Paul McCreesch and Gabrieli Consort)
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