Elizabeth Connell RIP

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Elizabeth Connell RIP

Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:23 am

I was away in NYC and missed the news Elizabeth Connell had passed away--I have to admit I never even heard of her but apparently she was held in high regard--I see she was at the Met in Clemenza, MacBeth and Fidelio but that was a time when we weren't going to the opera. Regards, Len

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Re: Elizabeth Connell RIP

Post by John F » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:49 am

She was 65 but was still giving public performances last November.
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Re: Elizabeth Connell RIP

Post by Lance » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Sorry to say, I am unfamiliar with Elizabeth Connell's work. I'll so some research on the lady.
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Re: Elizabeth Connell RIP

Post by bricon » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:32 pm

Elizabeth Connell had a long association with Opera Australia; as far back as the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973.

I saw her many times; particularly memorable was the roles that she sang for the Mackerras Janacek cycle (The Kostelnika, Kabanicha), her Wagner, strauss and (most recently) Turandot. She had a surprising success here with Norma - not a role that you would normally associate with her voice type.

Here's a short bio from the Opera Australia website:
http://www.opera-australia.org.au/about ... th_connell

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