Dame Sarah to sing again after 7 months’ silence

Dame Sarah to sing again after 7 months’ silence


norman lebrecht

June 17, 2020

Dame Sarah Connolly, off-stage for breast cancer treatment since November, will appear Live from Covent Garden on Saturday.

So good to have her back.


It’s a socially distanced, small-orchestra live-streamed performance of Das Lied von der Erde.



  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    Following this [Mahler] will be a performance of “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice,” featuring principal dancer Vadim Muntagirov doing a solo created in 1978 by Frederick Ashton for Anthony Dowell, former principal and director of The Royal Ballet.

  • Ron Swanson says:

    Such good news.

  • Bruce says:

    How wonderful. Congratulations and best wishes!

  • Edgar Self says:

    Her voice and excellent German diction in Schubert’s “An die Musik” should make her ideal for “Das Lied von der Erde”. Break a leg, “Ewig, ewig.”

  • christopher storey says:

    Lovely news. Let us hope this will be the first of many future performances by SC

  • Bloom says:

    She was wonderful. Such a fine artist.

  • Marya Berry says:

    I am so happy & relieved that Sarah Connolly is out of the woods & back onstage where we love to see her. Brava for bravery! Brava for art!