“Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling”
– AFP.com, 27 November 2015
“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, she sings at the same time. And her performances are bringing the house down in concert halls across Europe with her show-stopping signature piece — Ligeti’s “Mysteries of the Macabre”.
Now one of the most sought-after singers in the world, known for her fearless performances as much as her voice’s “extraterrestrial” intensity, Hannigan’s trajectory has however been nothing if not untypical.”