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04

Sep

Flustered by our sexual energy? Just keep your eyes on the score - Telegraph

Mezzo Sarah Connolly is having ABSOLUTELY NONE of your sexist bullshit, Vasily Petrenko. A fabulous op-ed.

13

Jun

Happy Birthday Sarah Connolly!

I can’t not post her Cesare, so… ‘Aure, deh, per pieta.’ Glyndebourne 2005.

16

Apr

operaticlawlitics:

Tears running down my face.

Sarah Connolly singing “Softly and gently” from Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius” under the baton of the late Sir Colin Davis.

“Farewell, but not forever, brother dear.”

I was obsessively trying to find the right thing to post in honor of the late Sir Colin Davis. And then yesterday happened and choosing anything else felt a bit wrong.

20

Dec

donna-elvira:

auntiespaz:

Sarah Connolly and Danielle DiNiese in Giulio Cesare.

Attractive attack

There are 705 of you following this blog. THAT’S SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIVE.  Hot damn.  I don’t know what to do except post this extremely hot picture of Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese making out.

(Source: hackett-out)

12

Sep

myfairyqueen:

Sarah Connolly as Giulio Cesare is making me question my sexuality.

This was on my dash like 3897039832948 times tonight.  Probably because it’s a TRUE STATEMENT.  

myfairyqueen:

Sarah Connolly as Giulio Cesare is making me question my sexuality.

This was on my dash like 3897039832948 times tonight.  Probably because it’s a TRUE STATEMENT.  

(Source: scelestica)

26

Aug

Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Connolly

Britten Sinfonia News:
If you were an animal what would you be?
Sarah Connolly:
A female wolf.

28

Jul

phantomunmasked:

Mezzo Soprano Sarah Connolly singing Rule Britannia at the Last Night of the BBC Proms.

Nothing owns this version. Nothing. 

Olympics needed more British Mezzos in uniform.  And Britten.  Definitely needed more Britten.

18

Apr

Soprano Miah Persson as Poppea and Mezzo Sarah Connolly as Nerone sing ‘Signor, oggi… Non piu s’interporra’ from Monteverdi’s ‘L’Incoronazione di Poppea.’  Barcelona 2009.

People usually sit on their hands waiting for ‘Pur ti Miro’ in this piece, but this duet is exquisite too!  And these voices are particularly well matched.

11

Apr

Mezzo Alice Coote + Mezzo Sarah Connolly + Wine + Conversation= Awesome

So it turns out if you search for opera interviews on academic databases, gems emerge. This article is from the Financial Times in 2000, written by Andrew Clark. In 2000, Coote and Connolly were in an ENO production of Monteverdi’s ‘The Coronation of Poppea’ with Coote singing Poppea and Connolly singing Ottavia.  Both have gone on to be formidable Nerone’s in the same opera.  Here, they sit down with some wine and discuss deep things like Mahler and boob-groping. 

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18

Mar

Yes, more Handel.  I have had a horrible day, and listening to this aria is really cathartic for me.  Mezzo Sarah Connolly sings Ariodante’s ‘Scherza Infida’ from Handel’s ‘Ariodante.’ From her entirely wonderful CD 'Handel Heroes and Heroines.’

All hail the great master.