Following Sarah Connolly’s series of title roles at English National Opera, Glyndebourne and New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 2005, this live recital was recorded at St. John’s, Smith Square, London, having been premiered at Carnegie Hall earlier in the year.
Accompanied by Eugene Asti, Sarah Connolly sings songs by Haydn, Brahms, Hahn, Korngold and Weill. Her distinctive, intelligent, warm, bright-sounding mezzo-soprano will be enjoyed by her growing ‘army’ of fans in this rich, romantic repertoire.
Hugely impressive disc, testifying to the versatility and range of a singer who has already drawn comparisons with Janet Baker – The Guardian
One of our most refined mezzos – The Observer
Exquisitely articulated and accompanied – BBC Music Magazine
A national treasure – The Evening Standard
Connolly’s lovely singing reaches to the sensuous core – The Daily Telegraph