Monday 2 October – Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton
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Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
£10 (U30 Member / 18 and under)
A pre-concert talk with Errollyn Wallen will begin at 6.45pm.
Da unten im Tale
Von ewiger Liebe
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Liebst du um Schönheit
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Chansons de Bilitis
La flûte de Pan
Le tombeau des Naiades
(A Leeds Lieder commission* – world première of a new song cycle)
Je ne t’aime pas
The unrivalled Dame Sarah Connolly receives the highest plaudits wherever she sings. A prolific recording artist, she has a matchless international reputation as an interpreter of the iconic mezzo roles of Handel, Strauss and Wagner. Alongside her regular pianist, Joseph Middleton, she brings her fierce intellect and thrilling theatrical intensity to Mahler’s Rückert–Lieder. On performing them in New York’s Lincoln Centre, ‘The New York Times’ commented that Connolly and Middleton’s recital was “superlative… This was everything a recital should be.” Tonight’s programme also includes a nod to Sarah’s student days when she performed jazz in various bars and clubs. Taking inspiration from that side of Connolly’s artistry, Errollyn Wallen has written a cycle to display the soulful depth of the outstanding mezzo’s voice.