Heather Connolly

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Heather Connolly is a young coloratura soprano who is rapidly claiming her place among the most important emerging singers of our day. A gifted singer and actress, Ms. Connolly is internationally recognized for her work in opera, concert and recital. The winner of a scholarship award from the Sergio Franchi Foundation this year, a finalist in the 1999 Florida Grand Opera Voice Competition and the recipient of the Young Singers Development Award in 1999 from the Century Center Theater in New York City, Ms. Connolly has captured audiences throughout the world with her performances as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte", the title role in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos", Madame Herz in Mozart's comic opera "Der Schauspieldirektor", Olympia in Offenbach's "Les contes d'Hoffmann," and Cunegunde in Bernstein's "Candide".

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