let me tell you wins Gramophone Award

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Barbara Hannigan’s recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Andris Nelsons on Winter & Winter has won this year’s Contemporary Gramophone Award. This Gramophone win marks the third time Hannigan has featured as a winner in the Contemporary category of the magazine’s annual awards. She features on the winning contemporary recordings in 2014 …

“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting”: feature article in The New York Times

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“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting” feature article written by Zachary Woolfe in The New York Times In this feature article, Barbara discusses her path from soprano to conductor, her inspirations for leading roles she performs, and upcoming engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony. Read the full article online >> photo credit: France Keyser for The New …

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 …

Order of Canada appointment

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Announced today, Barbara is one of the newly appointed members to the Order of Canada. She has been recognized “for her achievements as an internationally renowned opera singer and cultural ambassador for Canada”. The Order of Canada, given to more than 6,500 people since its creation in 1967, recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields or have …

Le Mort de Socrate in Warsaw

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One night only, at midnight in the heart of Warsaw: Le Mort de Socrate will be performed by Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw. This unique musical experience will be staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski to commemorate the opening of the Nowy Theater in Warsaw. Hannigan and Warlikowski have collaborated on numerous productions together including Lulu, Don Giovanni and most recently …

Socrate album release

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Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw celebrate Erik Satie’s 150th birthday with a new recording, Socrate. Erik Satie’s 150th birthday on May 17, 2016 is a perfect opportunity to rediscover the works of this original and unique composer who was a friend of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Léonide Massine, Man Ray, and a close friend of Jean Cocteau, all important …

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 …