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PF 2017
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
CHAN 5140M
The Dream of Gerontius/ Sea Pictures
NX 8269
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Born in County Durham, the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly CBE studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. On the operatic stage she has appeared as Dido (Dido and Aeneas) at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Milan and Théâtre royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Annio (La clemenza di Tito) at The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Orfeo (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice) and Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia) at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) at Scottish Opera and English National Opera, Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and the title role in Maria Stuarda at Opera North, and Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. A renowned Handelian, she has sung the title role in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and De Nederlandse Opera, Sesto (Giulio Cesare) at the Opéra national de Paris, the title roles in Agrippina, Xerxes and Ariodante as well as Ruggiero (Alcina) at English National Opera, Ino / Juno (Semele) at San Francisco Opera and the title roles in Serse and Ariodante at New York City Opera.Sarah Connolly was made a CBE in the 2010 New Year Honours.

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AH 0002
St. John Passion (Academy of Ancient Music Choir and Orchestra, Egarr)


CHAN 0757
Dido and Aeneas

“The care and love that has gone into this recording shines out from the very first notes.” “… All the cast, ...

CHAN 0767

“…Joshua and Connolly make a nicely complementary pair of Handelians. They phrase with purpose and direction, mirroring each other i...

CHAN 10310
Orchestral Works, Vol. 6

Review for Volumes 1 - 6
"...Throughout these six collections the BBC National Orchestra of Wales are on top fo...

CHAN 10492
Songs of love and loss

"Another delight for a worthy recipient is Sarah Connolly’s CD of Schumann Leider - Songs of Love and Loss."

CHAN 10592
Merciless Beauty / Concertos

“…The City of London Sinfonia under Rumon Gamba seems to relish this music, as it should. Burgeon is a mast...

CHAN 10671
Phaedra/ A Charm of Lullabies/ Lachrymae/ Two Portraits/ Sinfonietta

“...Britten’s instrumental writing is highly accomplished ... the BB...

CHAN 10691
Sarah Connolly - My True Love Hath My Heart
English Songs

“...Connolly and Martineau make an impressive double act.  The former has performed this ...