Barbara Hannigan as Ophelia Glyndebourne

World premiere of Hamlet at Glyndebourne

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In her first appearance at Glyndebourne, Barbara is Ophelia in the highly anticipated world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. Reviews from Glyndebourne’s production of Hamlet Bachtrack.com, David Karlin, 12 June 2017 (4 out of 5 stars) “Those characters were performed by a truly exceptional cast, the most exceptional of all being Barbara Hannigan as Ophelia. In her mad scene, which …

Barbara Hannigan honorary degree

Barbara awarded honorary doctorate from Mount Allison

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On May 15th, Barbara was awarded an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University in Canada. Mount Allison has a long tradition of offering honorary degrees to individuals who reflect the vision and values of the community. Honorary degrees are awarded to those who are nationally or internationally recognized in their fields, those who have demonstrated service to Mount Allison or …

Barbara featured on ZDF’s aspekte

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Ahead of her soprano/conductor concerts in Zürich with the Tonhalle Orchester, Barbara was featured on ZDF’s programme aspekte. Ausnahmemusikerin: Barbara Hannigan​ Ausnahmemusikerin: Barbara HanniganDie kanadische Sängerin hat mehr Uraufführungen gesungen als all ihre Kolleginnen, gilt als Kultfigur der musikalischen Moderne. Seit ein paar Jahren steht sie auch am Dirigentenpult. Wir haben sie bei den Proben zu einem Konzert mit den …

MEZZO in April: Lulu and Don Giovanni

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Throughout April, Mezzo will extend broadcasts of Lulu and Don Giovanni, two La Monnaie/De Munt opera productions staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski. BERG Lulu La Monnaie/De Munt | Paul Daniel, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène Barbara Hannigan: Lulu 21 April, 0:00AM, Mezzo Live HD 24 April, 5:02PM, Mezzo Live HD 26 April, 8:59AM, Mezzo Live HD MOZART Don Giovanni …

MEZZO in March: Lulu and Don Giovanni

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Throughout March, Mezzo features two La Monnaie/De Munt opera productions staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski: Lulu and Don Giovanni. BERG Lulu La Monnaie | Paul Daniel, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène Barbara Hannigan: Lulu 07 March, 10:02AM, Mezzo HD 16 March, 12:30PM, Mezzo HD 22 March, 10:03PM, Mezzo HD 28 March, 10:03AM, Mezzo HD MOZART Don Giovanni La Monnaie …

Barbara Hannigan is Lulu: Staatsoper Hamburg

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Barbara returns to one of her signature roles this month following her “outstanding” (The New York Times) award-winning performances as Lulu in Brussels at La Monnaie in 2012. The premiere of Christoph Marthaler’s new production of Lulu on February 12th at Staatsoper Hamburg was highly acclaimed: “The world has not experienced a Lulu like that.” (Die Deutsche Bühne). Subsequent performances …

New opera by George Benjamin

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The morning after: last night I sang my final Agnès at Covent Garden. And today the Royal Opera House released this!! Thrilled to be on board!! Read more: New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

Hannigan “spellbinding” “stunning” “mesmerising” as Agnès

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Barbara returned to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden this month to sing the role of Agnès, which she created and has subsequently performed in major cities throughout Europe and North America. George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s Written on Skin is one of the most successful new operas of recent times. Since its premiere at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012 …

Portrait article in The Times: “An opera diva who knows how to conduct herself”

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“An opera diva who knows how to conduct herself: Barbara Hannigan talks about how to create a masterpiece and her journey from soprano to maestro” portrait article written by Neil Fisher in The Times In this portrait article, Barbara speaks to The Times about recent world premieres, her soprano-to-maestro move, and starting a foundation for young singers. Read the full …

World premiere: Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures under Ground

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Gerald Barry’s new opera Alice’s Adventures under Ground follows the immense success of The Importance of Being Earnest in 2011, which has been performed all over the world, most recently to sold-out audiences in London and at Lincoln Center, New York, and has been heralded as a masterpiece of modern opera. Alice’s Adventures Under Ground received its world premiere in …