Baritone

A native of London, UK, now based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Edmund Connolly trained at Robinson College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is in demand as a baritone soloist for opera and concerts. Edmund is also half of the voice and piano/organ duo Air & Hammers with his wife, pianist and organist Maxine Thevenot.

Edmund's professional experience includes a decade singing for UK opera companies in more than 25 principal roles and understudies, including the roles of Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Danilo (Die Lustige Witwe).

As an oratorio soloist, he has performed Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions, B minor Mass and numerous cantatas; Mozart's Requiem, Solemn Vespers and various masses; Henry Mollicone's Beatitudes: Mass for the Homeless; Brahms', Duruflé's and Fauré's Requiems; Puccini's Messa di Gloria; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle; Beethoven's Symphony no. 9; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Handel’s Messiah; and Haydn’s Creation.

In recital Edmund has performed a wide variety of song repertoire, including song cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, Finzi and Vaughan Williams. As Air & Hammers, he and Maxine Thevenot continue to explore both new and established music for voice and piano/organ.

Après un Rêve - Gabriel Fauré

Recorded in 2015 with Maxine Thevenot, piano.

Available on Desire in Spring, Raven CD OAR-973.

Childhood among the Ferns - Gerald Finzi

Recorded in 2015 with Maxine Thevenot, piano.

Available on Desire in Spring, Raven CD OAR-973.