Dame Sarah to sing again after 7 months’ silence

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.


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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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!

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