Barbara Hannigan: Artist in Residence at the Aldeburgh Festival 2019

CR Equilibrium, NEWS

The Aldeburgh Festival 2019 has announced the full programme for June 2019, which features three Artists in Residence: composer Thomas Larcher, tenor Mark Padmore and soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.

As part of Aldeburgh Festival’s collaboration with the Ojai Festival in California where she is the 2019 Festival Music Director, Barbara Hannigan curates concerts in the final week, performing four events with the Ludwig Orchestra from the Netherlands. Hannigan performs a recital of Satie’s music with her long-time collaborator, pianist Reinbert de Leeuw (17 June). Hannigan returns to one of her first major operatic roles, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, but this time as conductor rather than singer. It will be the first opera production to feature Hannigan as conductor and she has hand-picked the cast from her Equilibrium Young Artists programme, who make their UK debut, for a staging devised by Swedish director and designer Linus Fellbom. They are joined by the Ludwig Orchestra and the Chorus of Opera Holland Park (20 June). Hannigan conducts Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and sings Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (21 June). She conducts Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Haydn’s Symphony No.49 before directing and singing Gershwin’s Suite from Girl Crazy (22 June). She also narrates Walton and Sitwell’s ‘entertainment’, Façade (23 June).


17 JUNE – Satie Songs and Piano 
with Reinbert de Leeuw

20 JUNE – The Rake’s Progress
with EQ Artists, LUDWIG Orchestra

21 JUNE – Bach, Schoenberg, Grisey
with LUDWIG Orchestra, Alisa Weilerstein, cello

22 JUNE – Stravinsky, Gershwin
with EQ Artists, LUDWIG Orchestra 

23 JUNE – Britten, Walton 
members of LUDWIG and soloists