Lucerne Festival with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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Barbara conducted the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on August 23rd at the Lucerne Festival in a programme of works by Debussy, Sibelius, Haydn, Berg and the world premiere of Gershwin’s Girl Crazy Suite, arranged for her by Tony Award winning composer Bill Elliott. Earlier this month Barbara gave the keynote speech at the opening night of the Lucerne Festival. The speech …

Pelléas et Mélisande: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

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Barbara makes her debut as Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at this year’s Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, directed by Katie Mitchell. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Festival’s new production of the opera, which is in partnership with Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa and the Beijing Music Festival. Performances take place on 2, 4, 7 (*live stream), 13 and 16 …

Rave reviews for Written on Skin

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A semi-staged production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin travelled to major European concert halls this month, as part of a tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the composer. The production featured a majority of the original cast that performed the highly acclaimed world premiere at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2012. Barbara reprised the role of Agnès, which …

let me tell you dazzles U.S. audiences

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The beginning of 2016 brought Barbara back to North America for the U.S. premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, first in Cleveland, and then at Carnegie Hall. Barbara is also performing the piece this week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, who conducted her in the Berlin Philharmonic …

Role Debut: Donna Anna

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MOZART Don Giovanni La Monnaie, Brussels role: Donna Anna Ludovic Morlot, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director REVIEWS "Barbara Hannigan (Donna Anna), a new music specialist and frequent collaborator with Warlikowski, is a consummate musician and hypnotic performer." - Classical Voice America, December 2014 "De Canadese sopraan Barbara Hannigan is een verbluffende actrice met een grote muzikale intelligentie en een ...

Artiste étoile at the Lucerne Festival

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At this year’s Lucerne Festival, Barbara Hannigan is the ‘Artiste étoile’ and performs in a series of concerts throughout the festival. Hannigan conducts and sings with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a late night concert of Rossini, Mozart, Ligeti and Fauré; sings in the world premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Le Silence des Sirènes with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra conducted …