Elizabeth Connell

Biography

Born: October 22, 1946; Port Elizabeth, South Africa   Died: February 18, 2012; Richmond-on-Thames, England   Country: England  
Elizabeth Connell was a well-known English soprano with a strong international reputation in the dramatic soprano roles of Strauss and Wagner.

Her debut was as Varvara in Janacek's Katya Kabanova at the Wexford Festival in 1972. Following that, she primarily sang with the English National Opera and the Australian National Opera. She won a nomination for an Australian Drama Critics' Award for her performance in the title role of
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Her debut at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden was in Verdi's I Lombardi. She first sang at Bayreuth in 1980 as Ortrud in Lohengrin, a role she has performed on a video production, at the Vienna State Opera and the Paris Opéra (Bastille). Her dramatic qualities were praised in her debut performance (as Senta in The Flying Dutchman) in Tokyo with Seiji Ozawa conducting. Her San Francisco Opera debut was in 1987 and she was frequently been invited back.

She has sung the role of Brünnhilde in both Die Walküre (Santiago, Chile opera) and Siegfried (Rome Opera). Her repertory included the leading roles in the Verdi operas Nabucco, Macbeth, and Oberto. Her performances as Isolde in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde included appearances at the Opera Real in Madrid and a concert performance in Carnegie Hall. Other parts she sang are Ellen Orford in Britten's Peter Grimes and the Kostelnicka in Janacek's Jenufa.

Connell also had an active concert career. She sang the Beethoven Missa Solemnis under Carlo Maria Giulini, the Verdi Requiem, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, and Arnold Schoenberg's Guerre-Lieder.

She has recorded all those concert works, in addition to Mendelssohn's Second Symphony and Guillaume Tell, Poliuto, Lohengrin, I Due Foscari, and Schreker's Die Gezeicheten. Read less

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Born: October 22, 1946; Port Elizabeth, South Africa   Died: February 18, 2012; Richmond-on-Thames, England   Country: England  
Elizabeth Connell was a well-known English soprano with a strong international reputation in the dramatic soprano roles of Strauss and Wagner.

Her debut was as Varvara in Janacek's Katya Kabanova at the Wexford Festival in 1972. Following that, she primarily sang with the English National Opera and the Australian National Opera. She won a nomination for an Australian Drama Critics' Award for her performance in the title role of
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WORKS ALBUMS
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Prelude to Act I
Lasst! Genug! Ich will nichts mehr hören
Ganz recht! Ganz recht! Es ist überzeugend
Es gilt zu handeln
Meinen Gruss, Signori!
Ah, bei der Madonna, bald hätt' ich's vergessen
Holde Martuccia! - Du Lump!
Ihr seid köstlich, Signor Alviano
Er spielt mit uns wie die Katz' mit der Maus
Hast du's gehört? Dies ist die Stimmung
Ah! Ein grosser Maler nannte mir einmal Ihren Namen
Und weiss Salvago von Eurem Treiben?
Unsre Zeit ist voll seltsamer Dinge
Doch Signor, Euch zu malen ist wahrhaft kein
Und wenn's mehr wäre
Du Süsse, du Arme, du Schönste
Ich bitt' Euch, sprecht nicht und blickt mich nur an
Prelude
Bei den Gebeinen des heiligen Andreas!
Ich bitt' Euch, Leute, habt ihr nicht gesehen meinen
War mir doch, als hört' ich Martuccias Stimme
Doch wo bleibt Carlotta?
Ihr habt Euch getröstet, Ritter Menaldo
Ah, welche Nacht!
Bleibt, Schönste
Interlude: Was fliehst du vor mir
Ihre Stimme hör' ich
Halt ein, genuesisches Volk!
Bringt jene Frau!
Wer sprach den Namen?
Du lügst! - Du irrst, ich spreche die Wahrheit!
Weil, weil, o du Teufel
Wer schrie da? War das nicht mein Liebster?
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten - Prelude to Act I
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Lasst! Genug! Ich will nichts mehr hören
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Ganz recht! Ganz recht! Es ist überzeugend
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Es gilt zu handeln
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Meinen Gruss, Signori!
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Ah, bei der Madonna, bald hätt' ich's vergessen
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Holde Martuccia! - Du Lump!
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 1 - Ihr seid köstlich, Signor Alviano
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Act 2 - Du Süsse, du Arme, du Schönste
Act I: Prelude
Act I Scene 1: You've got your maps there? (Coyle, Lechmere, Owen)
Act I Scene 1: Sir, I can't go through with it (Owen, Coyle)
Act I Scene 1: Straight out of school they come to me (Coyle) - Interlude
Act I Scene 2: At last it's out. No doubt old Coyle will rage (Owen, Miss Wingrave, Coyle) - Interlude II: Was is the stateman's game (Owen)
Act I Scene 3: Your sherry, Mrs. Coyle (Lechmere, Mrs. Coyle, Coyle, Owen)
Act I Scene 3: Owen, you can't mean it - it's mad, it's your whole life (Lechmere, Owen) - Interlude III
Act I Scene 4: Oh, how unforeseen (Mrs. Julian, Kate, Miss Wingrave)
Act I Scene 4: And now, to face them, all of them, the living and the dead (Owen, Mrs. Julian, Kate, Miss Wingrave)
Act I Scene 4: Sirrah! How dare you! (Sir Philip, Kate) - Scene 5: How dare you! (Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs. Julian)
Act I Scene 6: Coyle, I wish I had not come. It's horrible! (Mrs. Coyle, Coyle)
Act I Scene 6: Ah! Owen! (Mrs. Coyle, Coyle, Owen, Lechmere) - Interlude IV
Act I Scene 7: May God bless the Queen, and this house (Sir Philip, Mrs. Coyle, Kate, Miss Wingrave, Lechmere, Owen, Mrs. Julian)
Verdi: I due Foscari - Overture (Prelude)
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Coro: "Silenzio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "Qui ti rimani". Arioso: "Brezza del suol natio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cavatina: "Dal più remoto esilio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cabaletta: "Odio solo, ed odio atroce"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "No... mi lasciate"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cavatina: "Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena e Cabaletta: "Che mi rechi?"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Coro: "Tacque il reo"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "Eccomi solo alfine"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Romanza: "O vecchio cor, che batti"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Finale. Scena: "L'illustre dama Foscari"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Duetto: "Tu pur lo sai"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - "Di sua innocenza dubiti?"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Prelude
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Notte! perpetua notte"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Preghiera: "Non maledirmi, o prode"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Ah, sposo mio!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Duetto: "No, non morrai"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Barcarola: "Tutta è calma la laguna". Stretta: "Speranza dolce ancora"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Ah, padre!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Terzetto: "Nel tuo paterno amplesso"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Addio..."
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Quartetto: "Ah sì, il tempo"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Finale. Coro: "Che più si tarda"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "O patrizi..."
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - "Queste innocenti lagrime"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Introduzione: "Alla gioia!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Barcarola: "Tace il vento"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Donna infelice"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Aria: "All'infelice veglio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Egli ora parte"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Cabaletta: "Più non vive!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Finale. Scena: "Signor, chiedon parlarti"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Aria: "Questa è dunque l'iniqua mercede"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Che venga a me, se lice" "Quel bronzo infernale"
Messa da Requiem: I. Requiem & Kyrie (quartet, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Dies irae (chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Tuba mirum (bass, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Mors stupebit (bass)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Liber scriptus (mezzo, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Quid sum miser (sop, mezzo, tenor)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Rex tremendae (quartet, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Recordare (sop, mezzo)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Ingemisco (tenor)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Confutatis (bass, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, II. Dies irae: Lacrymosa (quartet, chorus)
Messa da Requiem, III. Offertorio: Domine Jesu Christe (quartet)
Messa da Requiem, III. Offertorio: Hostias (quartet)
Messa da Requiem: IV. Sanctus (double chorus)
Messa da Requiem: V. Agnus Dei (sop, mezzo, chorus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Veni, Creator Spiritus
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Imple superna gratia
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Infirma nostri corporis
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Accende lumen sensibus
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Veni, Creator Spiritus
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part I: Gloria Patri Domino
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Waldung, sie schwankt heran (Holy Anchorites)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Ewiger Wonnebrand (Pater Ecstaticus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füssen (Pater Profundus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Gerettet ist das edle Glied (Choir of Angels, Choir of Blessed Boys)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest (The More Perfect Angels, Choir of Blessed Boys)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Hier ist die Aussicht frei (Doctor Marianus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Höchste Herrscherin der Welt (Doctor Marianus, Chorus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Dir, der Unberührbaren (Chorus, A Penitent)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Bei der Liebe, die den Füssen (Magna Peccatrix, Mulier Samaritana, Maria Aegyptiaca)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche (A Penitent, Choir of Blessed Boys, Mater Gloriosa)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Blicket auf zum Retterblick (Doctor Marianus, Chorus)
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, Part II: Alles Vergängliche (Mystic Choir)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn of Praise" - 1. Sinfonia: Maestoso con moto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 1. Sinfonia: Allegretto un poco agitato
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 1. Sinfonia: Adagio religioso
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 2. "Alles was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn" - "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - Molto più moderato ma con fuoco:"Lobe den Herrn,... meine.
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 3. "Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 3. "Er zählet unsre Tränen"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 4. "Sagt es, die ihr erlöset seid"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 5. "Ich harrete des Herrn"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 6. "Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 7. "Die Nacht ist vergangen"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 8. "Nun danket alle Gott" - "Lob, Ehr' und Preis sei Gott"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 9. "Drum sing ich mit meinem Liede ewig"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 In B Flat, Op.52, MWV A18 - "Hymn Of Praise" - 10. "Ihr Völker, bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht"
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "E il ciel seren, sereno il giorno"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Il piccol legno ascendi"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Oh! quale alta d'intorno" - "Pastori intorno ergete il canto!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Al fremer del torrente"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Contro l'ardor del giorno"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Il mio giuro egli disse"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Arresta! Qual dolor"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - Il sol che intorno splende
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - Oh smania!
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - Delle antiche virtudi l'esempio rinnovate
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Cinto il crine di bei fiori"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - Passo a sei
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Gloria e onore al giovinetto"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Egro e tremante"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Nume pietoso"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Che sento, ohimè!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 1 - "Ciò ch'ei fece
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Qual silvestre metro intorno"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "S'allontanano alfine!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Selva opaca, deserta brughiera"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Se il mio giunger t'oltraggia"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Tutto apprendi, o sventurato"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Alcun vien...Separiamci"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Allor che scorre de'forti il sangue"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Confuso da quel bosco" - "Con ardor richiese il cor"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Domo, o ciel, da un stranier"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "De'prodi ascolta, è già compiuto il patto"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "La valanga che volve"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 2 - "Giuriam, giuriam pei nostri danni"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Arnoldo! e d'onde nasce
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Ah! se privo di speme è l'amore
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - "Gloria al poter supremo!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Quell'agil piè ch'egual non ha
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Passo di soldati
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Inchinati, superbo
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Quel fasto m'offende
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - "Corri alla madre"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - "Resta immobile"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - Vittoria!...E fia ver?...L'ira sol
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - ...è il suo destin segnato
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 3 - "Anatema a Gessler!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Ah.. non mi lasciar, o speme di vendetta"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - O muto asil del pianto...Vendetta!
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Resta omai; ah! ti perde il duolo"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Sottratto a orribil nembo"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "E per patir i nostri mali estremi"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Tu che l'appoggio del debol sei"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Io lo vidi"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Io ti rivedo!"
Rossini: William Tell - Italian version / Act 4 - "Tutto cangia, il ciel s'abbella"
Verdi: I due Foscari - Overture (Prelude)
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Coro: "Silenzio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "Qui ti rimani". Arioso: "Brezza del suol natio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cavatina: "Dal più remoto esilio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cabaletta: "Odio solo, ed odio atroce"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "No... mi lasciate"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Cavatina: "Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena e Cabaletta: "Che mi rechi?"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Coro: "Tacque il reo"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Scena: "Eccomi solo alfine"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Romanza: "O vecchio cor, che batti"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Finale. Scena: "L'illustre dama Foscari"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - Duetto: "Tu pur lo sai"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 1 - "Di sua innocenza dubiti?"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Prelude
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Notte! perpetua notte"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Preghiera: "Non maledirmi, o prode"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Ah, sposo mio!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Duetto: "No, non morrai"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Barcarola: "Tutta è calma la laguna". Stretta: "Speranza dolce ancora"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Ah, padre!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Terzetto: "Nel tuo paterno amplesso"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "Addio..."
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Quartetto: "Ah sì, il tempo"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Finale. Coro: "Che più si tarda"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - Scena: "O patrizi..."
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 2 - "Queste innocenti lagrime"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Introduzione: "Alla gioia!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Barcarola: "Tace il vento"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Donna infelice"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Aria: "All'infelice veglio"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Egli ora parte"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Cabaletta: "Più non vive!"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Finale. Scena: "Signor, chiedon parlarti"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Aria: "Questa è dunque l'iniqua mercede"
Verdi: I due Foscari / Act 3 - Scena: "Che venga a me, se lice" "Quel bronzo infernale"


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