Mezzo-piano artist to present program at Kirk recital
Lindsay Connolly to perform today in Charlottetown at 12:10 p.m.
Lindsay Connolly, mezzopiano, will present a program of songs at the Kirk Summer Recital today at 12:10 p.m.
The recital will be held at the Kirk of St. James on Fitzroy Street in Charlottetown, assisted by Frances McBurnie on piano.
The program includes the song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben by Schumann, two arias from operas, one romantic and one contemporary and a set of songs by Ned Rorem.
Connolly just completed her first year of her masters at McGill University. She grew up around music in P.E.I., eventually moving to Halifax to study voice with mezzosoprano Marcia Swanston.
During her time at Dalhousie University in Halifax, she was an active performer in the Dalhousie Opera, most notably performing Lois in “Shopoholic’’ from “Encounters’’ and Maurya from Vaughan Williams’ “Riders to the Sea’’.
After completing her bachelor of music performance with distinction, Connolly moved to Montreal to pursue a masters in opera/voice performance with Joanne Kolomyjec at the Schulich School of Music. After debuting with Opera McGill through covering Ruggiero in Handel’s “Alcina’’, Connolly made her debut as alto soloist in Handel’s “Messiah’’ with the Divertimento Orchestra in Ottawa.
In the past, she has also been a featured soloist with the Réjouissance Ensemble, the Halifax Collegium Cantorum, Symphony Nova Scotia and Opera Nova Scotia. Comfortable on and off stage, she enjoyed assistant directing Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus’’ with Opera McGill and will be continuing her research on performing women’s identity through art song, on which she has received the 2017 JosephArmand Bombardier Canada Master’s Scholarship.
Lindsay Connolly will perform on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. at the Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown.