Sarah Connolly: a Lady of the Empire in Lied

Sarah Connolly

He Monday 11 March at 20 hours, National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) In co-production with the Teatro de La Zarzuela they present the British mezzo-soprano at the XXV Lied Cycle Sarah Connolly with pianist Julius Drake. The program chosen for the occasion combines pieces by composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. According to Arturo Reverter: “Poetry that nests in the lieder of Brahms, in some cases from the popular heritage, requires this type of interpreter, which must also express the grace that is housed in Wolf's Italian notebook, subtly capture Roussel's airy universe, the exquisiteness of Debussy and the severe reflection contained in the Seis songs on Zemlinski's Maeterlinck texts”. tickets, with a general price 8 a 35 euros, and are on sale at the box office of Teatro de La Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49.

Connolly: Lady of the empire

Born in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music. She has been honored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and has received, among others, the Distinguished Musician Award, Singer of the Year Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2012. In 2017 she was made a Dame of the British Empire. Among the highlights of last season are his presentation at the Wiener Staatsoper in Ariodante, the main role in Julius Caesar in Egypt at the Glyndebourne Festival and the role of Brangäne from Tristan and Isolde at the Gran Teatro del Liceo. His most prominent hits in previous seasons include Fricka (Covent Garden y Festival de Bayreuth), Brangäne en Tristan and Isolde (Covent Garden y Festival de Baden-Baden), the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos and Clairon in Capriccio (Metropolitan Opera House), the main role in Julius Caesar, Brangäne and Gertrude at the world premiere of Hamlet, de Brett Dean (Glyndebourne Festival), the main role in Ariodante and Sixth in La clemenza di Tito (Aix en Provence), Jocasta in Oedipus, by Enescu (Covent Garden), Orfeo Gluck, and the main role in The Rape of Lucretia (Bavarian State Opera), Phaedra in Hippolyte and Aricie (Paris Opera) and the starring role in Agrippina and Nerone in The coronation of Poppea (Gran Teatro del Liceo). Other notable commitments have been his participation in important works of Elgar (The Dream of Gerontius), Mahler (symphony No. 2, Symphony n ° 3, The Song of the Earth, Des Knaben Wunderhorn), Tippett (A Child of our Time) o Berlioz (The death of Cleopatra). Committed to contemporary music, has participated in the premieres of The Colour of Fire de Judith Bingham (Two Moors Festival); A Welsh Night de Torsten Rasch (Three Choirs Festival); Relict Furies, de Gareth Farr (Edinburgh Festival); Songs of Li Po de Jonathan Harvey (Aldeburgh Festival), Y Tribute to Cavafy (Birmingham) Y Gnosis (BBC Proms) de sir John Tavener. His recordings include Dido and Aeneas Purcell (OAE), The boy's Wunderhorn (Champs-Élysées Theater Orchestra y Herreweghe), Tristan and Isolde (London Philharmonic Orchestra y Jurowski), Sea Pictures Y The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar (BBC Philharmonic y sir Andrew Davis), Phaedra Britten (BBC Philharmonic y Gardner), Elijah Mendelssohn, the Mass in C minor Mozart, and the Scene from Berenice Haydn (Gabrieli Consort y McCreesh). Sarah Connolly participates for the first time in the Lied Cycle.

SARAH CONNOLLY © Christopher Pledger