Mezzo-Soprano replacement in ARIODANTE

Sarah Connolly stands in for lately sicken Joyce DiDonato

further information:

Joyce DiDonato regretfully had to drop out of the engagements for the next operatic concert Ariodante from Georg Friedrich Händel.
The concertante performance takes place on 9th March 2012 under the musical direction of Alan Curtis.

Cast:
Karina Gauvin as Ginevra,
Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Polinesso
Sabina Puértolas as Dalinda
Nicholas Phan as Lurcanio and Matthew Brook as Il Re di Scozia.
Orchestra:Il complesso barocco.

Biography:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly studied at the Royal College of Music. She was made a CBE in the 2010 New Year Honours.
In opera, her recent appearances have included Purcell’s Dido at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at La Scala, Milan; Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Clairon (Capriccio) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; the title role in ‘Giulio Cesare’ and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) at the Glyndebourne Festival; Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence; Gluck’s Orfeo and the title role in ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.
She has also sung the title role in ‘Maria Stuarda’ and Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Opera North; Komponist for the Welsh National Opera and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) for Scottish Opera. A favourite at the English National Opera, her roles there have included Octavian; Handel's Agrippina, Xerxes, Ariodante and Ruggiero (Alcina) and Didon (The Trojans).