Dame Sarah Connolly / Julius Drake @ Middle Temple Hall, London | 25 November 2019
by Keith McDonnell
Published: 29 Nov 2019 in Opera and Classical Reviews
This Temple Music recital which took place in the august, yet intimate, surroundings of Middle Temple Hall was a cause for rejoicing on so many levels. It reunited one of this country’s finest lieder singers, Dame Sarah Connolly, with one of its finest accompanists, Julius Drake and also marked Connolly’s return to the capital following treatment for breast cancer. Surgery meant she had to withdraw from ENO’s staging of Gluck’s Orpheus and Euridice – which was not only bitterly disappointing for her, but for her legions of admiring fans.