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 …

Elmer de Haas/Barbara Hannigan Photo Exhibition in Göteborg

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Elmer de Haas/Barbara Hannigan Photo Exhibition in Göteborg This season soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is Artist in Residence with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In addition to concerts with the orchestra, a photo exhibition featuring portraits of Ms. Hannigan will open this Friday, February 12th in the Göteborgs Konserthus. “Sirens” and “Soldier’s Tale” are two unique series of portraits made …

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 …

let me tell you album release

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Barbara Hannigan releases recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you on January 8, 2016 “[Hans Abrahamsen] seems to settle new musical territory in every piece he composes…the result is ravishingly and astonishingly beautiful…It’s a very special piece indeed.” – The Guardian   When Barbara Hannigan was asked to sing at a surprise birthday party for her friend, writer and …

MEZZO in January: Barbara Hannigan

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MEZZO in January features Barbara in three opera productions, including ‘La Voix humaine'(Opéra national de Paris), ‘Don Giovanni’ (La Monnaie) and ‘Lulu’ (La Monnaie). An overview of the January 2016 broadcasts: POULENC ‘La Voix humaine’ Opéra national de Paris | Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène 03 January, 4:30PM, Mezzo HD 11 January, 1:28PM, Mezzo 14 January, …

Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling

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“Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling” – AFP.com, 27 November 2015 an excerpt: “The Canadian soprano is rewriting the rules of classical music not just as a performer but as a conductor. “Mommy, I didn’t know women were allowed to be conductors,” a friend’s daughter once said when she saw her take the stage. But Hannigan not only conducts, …

DER FAUST Award for Marie in Die Soldaten

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Tonight Barbara was awarded the DER FAUST Award in the category “Sängerdarstellerin/Sängerdarsteller Musiktheater” for her remarkable performance as Marie in the Bayerische Staatsoper production of Bernd Alois Zimmerman’s ‘Die Soldaten’. DER FAUST Awards are considered the highest theatre honor in Germany and are given for German productions and performances. The awards are presented and decided by the Deutsche Bühnenverein (DB) …

North American conducting debut

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On October 7th & 8th soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan makes her long-awaited North American conducting debut on the stage of Roy Thomson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Earlier this year the TSO made history with Ms. Hannigan by presenting the North American premiere of George Benjamin’s devastating opera “Written On Skin” in the role of Agnes, a role …

Streaming Don Giovanni

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The La Monnaie production of Don Giovanni, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, is available from Wednesday 07 January (8pm CET) - Tuesday 27 January 2015. La Monnaie lets you discover all of its opera productions for free on the internet. For up to three weeks following the last performance of a show, you can watch or watch again operas for free ...