Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-sop & Joseph Middleton piano
Tuesday 26 July at 7.30pm (2 hr) Tickets £25 (conc £15)
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo soprano
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Samuel Barber ~ Three Songs, Op. 10
Mark-Anthony Turnage ~ Songs of Sleep and Regret (Scottish première)
Ernest Chausson ~ Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Arnold Schoenberg ~ Erwartung, Op. 2 No. 1; Jesus Bettelt, Op. 2 No. 2
Alban Berg ~ Dem Schmerz sein Recht, Op. 2 No. 1
Kurt Weill ~ Songs from Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus; Lost in the Stars, and Je ne t’aime pas
Dame Sarah Connolly grew up in County Durham and is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading opera and concert singers. Her enchanting programme with regular recital partner, Joseph Middleton, features the beautiful music of Samuel Barber, late-Romantic songs by Chausson, Schoenberg and Berg, and irresistible show numbers by Kurt Weill. We are also delighted to present Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Songs of Sleep and Regret a month after its world première at the Aldeburgh Festival.
“For British mezzos, the lineage of prior interpreters is daunting, stretching back beyond Janet Baker to Kathleen Ferrier. Ms. Connolly has nothing to fear from the comparison. This was everything a recital should be.” –New York Times
POST-CONCERT: Ticket holders are invited to stay on for a short informal Q&A session with Sarah and Joseph immediately after the concert.