DVD release: Lulu

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“Pour sa première Lulu, Barbara Hannigan entre aussitôt dans l’histoire: non seulement parce qu’elle danse sur les pointes et habite son rôle par tous les pores de la peau, mais parce qu’elle le chante avec une aisance, une virtuosité et des couleurs qu’on ne connaît à aucune autre aujourd’hui. Cette femme doit venir d’une autre planète.” – Christian Merlin, Le …

as Marie in Die Soldaten

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ZIMMERMANN Die Soldaten Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich role: Marie Kirill Petrenko, conductor | Andreas Kriegenburg, stage director INTERVIEW & EXTENSIVE FOOTAGE dctp.tv / "10 vor 11" Programm REVIEWS "Canadian Barbara Hannigan's Marie might well be the performance of the year, both vocally and dramatically. Hannigan played every imaginable nuance of this complicated character, easily conquering death-defying intervals without once losing vocal ...

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 …

PORTRAIT: New York Times

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PORTRAIT: “Her Hands Lead, Her Voice Follows” Barbara Hannigan Sings and Conducts at the Lucerne Festival written by James R. Oestreich, New York Times “Barbara Hannigan, a superb and versatile Canadian soprano, has found another use for her hands and arms. At 43, she is developing a second career, as a conductor, and she seems to be stealing shows around …

Artistic Director: Avanti! Summer Sounds

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Barbara Hannigan has been named artistic director for Summer Sounds with Avanti!. XXIX Summer Sounds in Porvoo, 25 – 29 June 2014 Its been 10 years since I first started working with Avanti! and we share special musical memories from Finland and abroad. It is particularly thrilling to return to Summer Sounds with this delicious programme of concerts, celebrating our …

Gramophone: Soprano of our time

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“Soprano of our time: Barbara Hannigan” Barbara Hannigan speaks with Rebecca Schmid of Gramophone Magazine about the world premiere of let me tell you. “It started out as a birthday present. The soprano Barbara Hannigan, asked to sing at a surprise party for the writer and critic Paul Griffiths, moved toward bigger plans. When the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen was …

Lucerne Festival: Artiste étoile 2014

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Barbara Hannigan has been named Artiste étoile for the 2014 edition of the Lucerne Festival. Praised for her creative intelligence and colorful vocal personality, Barbara took part in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra’s European tour with Pierre Boulez in the fall of 2011, singing Pli selon pli. This past summer she performed in Lucerne with the Berlin Philharmonic under the …