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, …

MEZZO in December: Barbara Hannigan

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MEZZO in December features performances by Barbara, including a live-streamed registration of Opéra national de Paris’ double bill production of ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’/’La Voix humaine’. An overview of the December broadcasts: POULENC ‘La Voix humaine’ Opéra national de Paris | Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène 10 December, 8:30PM ** Live stream on Mezzo Live HD 21 December, …

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) …

With Every Sound: Barbara Hannigan and the Art of Witnessing

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Featured this month on Music and Literature, an article written by Elodie Olson-Coons. an abbreviated excerpt from this very thorough article: “Much of Barbara Hannigan’s appeal lies in the extreme nature of her performances, blending physical strength, vocal technique, and feats of memorization with a burning emotional intensity. Opera, that most contrived of art forms, has not traditionally been the …

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 …

Hannigan – sopran som tar ledningen

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Interview in Göteborgs-Posten Sopran och dirigent. En ovanlig kombination. Men för Barbara Hannigan hör sång och dirigerande ihop. – Jag ser inte mig själv som främst som sångare utan som en kreativ person, säger hon. I kväll ger hon sin första konsert som artist in residence på Konserthuset. När vi ses kommer hon direkt från en intensiv repetition. Hon har …

3e Scène: C’est presque au bout du monde

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Like many of his generation, filmmaker Mathieu Amalric hardly dared to go to the ballet or opera. But nonetheless Amalric remained fascinated with mystery of the human voice, wondering where do these inhuman voices come from? And where in the body is the source of this unsettling anomaly of singing? C’est presque au bout du monde stars acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, …