We are thrilled and delighted to announce that George Benjamin has been awarded a Knighthood and Sarah Connolly a Damehood in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
George, who was made a CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours, will premiere his new collaboration with Martin Crimp, Lessons in Love and Violence, at the Royal Opera House next year.
Sarah, who was made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours, is currently singing the role of Gertrude in Brett Dean’s new opera Hamlet at the Glyndeboune Festival, had this to say:
“I am entirely amazed and honoured to receive a DBE. I have always strived to be myself in a world where expectations can appear unattainable and strange, yet I have found sanctuary and delight too. I am so lucky to have learned, and keep learning from wonderful friends, colleagues and be supported by a loving family”
Congratulations to both Sarah and George!
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Photo credits: Matthew Lloyd (George) & Jan Capinski (Sarah)