Lessons in Love and Violence nominated for a Grammy Award!

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George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Opera Recording. The world premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence took place at the Royal Opera House in May 2018.  The production brought together baritone Stéphane Degout as King, soprano Barbara Hannigan as Queen Isabel, Gyula Orendt as Gaveston …

let me tell you with London Symphony Orchestra

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Hannigan is a natural phenomenon rbb24.de, 12 September 2019 “This woman is a natural event – her voice, her stage presence – simply breathtaking. In no other work can you enjoy this more than in “Let me tell you”, a song cycle on the few words of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” “No one else can fetch these delicate, high notes …

“Barbara Hannigan, Wonder Woman in Wonderland” – Reviews from Ojai Music Festival 2019

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Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia The New York Times, Joshua Barone, 11 June 2019 “First there’s Barbara Hannigan the singer, a fearless soprano who’s more likely to give a world premiere than step into a repertory staple. Then there’s Barbara Hannigan the conductor. She’s even done the two jobs at once. So what’s one more? Meet Barbara Hannigan …

The Rake’s Progress European tour with Equilibrium Young Artists

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Barbara toured throughout Europe with semi-staged concerts of The Rake’s Progress with performances in Munich (14 and 15 May), Paris (20 May), Amsterdam (23 May), Dortmund (25 May), Dresden (27 May) and conclude in Hamburg (29 May). The Rake’s Progress cast featured singers from her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium Young Artists. Anne Trulove – Sofie Asplund Tom Rakewell – Gyula Rab …

Reviews: London Symphony Orchestra

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Financial Times 19 March 2019 (4 out of 5 stars) “As a singer, Hannigan has always stood out from the crowd, unable to see a musical boundary without wanting to cross it. “ “The dazzling soprano took up the baton for an evening that was out of the ordinary” Bachtrack 18 March 2019 (4 out of 5 stars) “The power …

Reviews: let me tell you with the London Symphony Orchestra

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Reviews of let me tell you Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra 9 & 10 January 2019, Barbican Hall The Times Niel Fisher, 14 January 2019 (4 out of 5 stars) “It would take a long time to absorb all the tiny details from Abrahamsen’s similarly intricate drama, written for the soprano Barbara Hannigan. Let me tell you …