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Saturday 31 MAY 2014

Bayerische Staatsoper is presenting its second season of selected performances as live streams free of charge online with STAATSOPER.TV.
Don't miss your chance to see a live performance of 'Die Soldaten' on the internet: Saturday 31 May 2014, 7.00 P.M. (C.E.T.).

We are so terribly proud of this production. Please watch!

May 2014

Die Welt:
"But they are all outshone by Barbara Hannigan as Marie: a suffering Madonna of devotion, with glistening young girls tones and melting legato. Twelve-tone-Belcanto is her bewitching Art."

Süddeutsche Zeitung:
"Hannigan is always brought in when it comes to making the trickiest modern music sound so natural and attractive that everyone thinks in the auditorium: I can do that. Her light and lyrical voice seem to set no limits in that realm. But Hannigan also has a maelstrom of stage presence, and she is a gorgeous actress who effortlessly creates the animated and puppet-like contortions that the director Andreas Kriegenburg demanded on this memorable evening. With all this, she is a very, very great stroke of luck in the opera business."

READ all the reviews

April 2014
'Aus Disziplin wird Freiheit'

Max Joseph Magazine interviewed Barbara Hannigan in Amsterdam about her upcoming debut as Marie in Zimmermann's Die Soldaten at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Photos by Elmer de Haas.

READ the interview

7 April 2014
Conducting Debut
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Het Parool
"The conducting debut of Barbara Hannigan in the Concertgebouw was nothing less than a miracle. Graceful, feminine (yes), but also clear, compelling and inviting."

"This can be added to the list of Unforgettable Moments in the Concertgebouw."

"I cannot imagine any man that could imitate her - it was a revolution in conducting."

"A stunning display of musicality."

De Volkskrant
"Hannigan has a very physical approach to singing and conducting, her abilities do not only rely on intuition but also on a solid technique."

"Hannigan's greatest merit is that everything - also the typically Stravinsky rhythmical jumps - sounds natural and never forced."

De Telegraaf
"Intensely musical, intoxicating, graceful, passionate..."

"Hannigan is an all-round musician, her whole being breathes music. With her expressive body language she could completely remain true to herself. Five stars for Hannigan!"

READ all the reviews on the Press page

WATCH the NTR Podium concert
* Before the pauze
* After the pauze

30 March 2014
Documentary NTR Podium

At the end of March, NTR Podium in the Netherlands broadcast an hour long documentary about Barbara Hannigan. This portrait included Barbara's work in Europe and beautiful footage of Nova Scotia.

View the broadcast (primarily in English)

7 March 2014
Artistic Director
Summer Sounds / Suvisoitto 2014

Barbara Hannigan has been named artistic director for Avanti's summer festival which takes place at the end of June in Porvoo, Finland. Gerald Barry will be the guest composer.
READ about the program


January 2014

opera news
Opera News
"Risk Management
Sylvia L'Écuyer speaks with fearless Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, the enemy of traditional anything."


August 14 - September 14

Artiste Etoile
2014 Luzern Festival
August 16

CONCERT soprano/conductor
works by Mozart, Rossini, Ligeti, and Fauré
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
August 23

CONCERT world premiere
Unsuk Chin Le silence des sirènes
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and Chorus
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
August 25 - 30

for singers of the Lucerne Festival Academy
September 6

Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, conductor


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Die Soldaten
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Die Soldaten
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