|Iúnó Connolly | Soprano||
"As Ariel, Iúnó Connolly’s light but focused soprano sparkled even when burdened with servitude, and Connolly conveyed the sprite’s contradictory impulses of rebellion and devotion." Opera Magazine, November 2018
“There are names to watch in this cast. Iúnó Connolly’s nimble soprano suits the flighty Ariel” The Times, September 2018
Soprano Iúnó Connolly is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (MA DipRAM) and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (BMus Hons).
Iúnó has performed at various venues in the UK & abroad including the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Heidelberger Frühling Festival; ENO / Lillian Baylis House; Iford Opera; Royal Academy Opera; Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings; Benjamin Britten’s The Red House; Chipping Camden International Music Festival; St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Symphony Hall Birmingham.
She was a finalist in the 2018 Nico Dostal International Singing Competition in Vienna and is a winner of the Elena Gehardt Lieder Prize; the promising singer prize at the Dean & Chadlington Singing Competition; the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and the Vocal Competition at the International Eisteddfod. Previsouly a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Soloist; a member of the Academy's prestigious Song Circle and a Josephine Baker Trust soloist.
She has been generously supported by the Rothermere Foundation; the John Wates Charitable Trust; the Alice Coombes Trust; the Winship Foundation and a Jennifer Vyvyan Scholarship.