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Mahler : Rückert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen

One of the finest Mahlerians of our time, Dame Sarah Connolly brings her fierce intellect and glorious voice to the music she has spent a lifetime studying and performing. This is the first release in a series curated and performed by Joseph Middleton that will champion the complete piano-accompanied Lieder of Mahler.

My culture fix : Sarah Connolly

Interview by The Times on cultural influences. Read the article here.

The Complete Songs of Duparc

Malcolm Martineau follows up his acclaimed complete song collections of Poulenc and Faure with an album celebrating the solo songs of Henri Duparc, performed by an acclaimed roster of British singers – Dame Sarah Connolly, Huw Montague Rendall, Nicky Spence & William Thomas. Click here to purchase.

Desert Island Discs

Dame Sarah Connolly, shares the eight discs, book and luxury item she would want with her if cast away on a desert island. With Lauren Laverne. Click here to listen.

'What is there to be proud of at the moment, given this mess?'

Dame Sarah Connolly talks to Andrew Green at Classical Music, on the impact of Brexit on musicians. Click here to read article.





Born in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow.  She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours.  In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award. She is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award.


Highlights in Dame Sarah’s 2018/19 season include Fricka Das Rheingold and Die Walküre for the Royal Opera and in Das Rheingold,  Teatro Réal in Madrid.

On the concert platform, her engagements include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Jurowski & London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski), his Symphony No. 8 (Wiener Symphoniker/Jordan), Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Orchestre national de Paris/Saraste) and Tippet’s A Child of our Time (Orchestre de Paris/Adès).

Dame Sarah also curates a Residency at Wigmore Hall in the 2018/19 season and gives recitals for the Schubertíada a Vilabertran, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.



  • 04 Aug 2024, 15:00
    Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    Dame Sarah Connolly | Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Watts | Soprano Laurence Kilsby | Tenor James Atkinson | Bass Ed Lyon | Evangelist Neal Davies | Christus BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ryan Wigglesworth Conductor As part of the Edinburgh International Music Festival
  • 25 Aug 2024, 18:00
    Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    Dame Sarah Connolly | Clairon Malin Byström | Countess Bo Skovhus | Count Sebastian Kohlhepp | Flamand Joshua Hopkins | Olivier Peter Rose | La Roche Emily Birsan Italian Singer John Irvin | Italian Singer | Conductor As part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2024 Season.
  • 13 Sept 2024, 19:30
    National Concert Hall, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, Co. Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland
    Dame Sarah Connolly | Mezzo-Soprano Mihhail Gerts | Conductor National Symphony Orchestra


““Sarah Connolly's Fricka curdled from a sensual, frustrated young wife into someone capable of using physical affection like a poisoned needle.”.”


Die Walküre | Wagner | Royal Opera House

Richard Bratby, The Spectator

“…it’s to Sarah Connolly’s and pianist Joseph Middleton’s enormous credit that they created such an eloquent lunchtime recital packed with 18 short songs, almost every one of which rewarded their time and the audience’s rapt attention.“

BBC Proms recital with Joseph Middleton  | Cadogan Hall​

David Benedict, The Arts Desk

“Sarah Connolly joins Martineau for the final third of the disc in La chanson d’Ève. It is certainly worth the wait, for Connolly is at her best, capturing the controlled, yet rapturous passion of this achingly beautiful cycle.”

Fauré La chanson d’Ève With Malcolm Martineau | (Signum CD)​

Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magazine


Dame Sarah Connolly is represented by

Askonas Holt Limited

15 Fetter Lane

(Artist Webpage)

For all enquiries:

Keiron Cooke (Senior Artist Manager)

Tel: +44 (0)7834 060 879 |

Will Pate (Assistant Artist Manager)

Tel: +44 (0)7485 341 519 |

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