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 …

Hamlet wins Gramophone Classical Music Award (Contemporary category)

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Brett Dean’s Hamlet from its Glyndebourne premiere production won a Gramophone Classical Music Award in this year’s Contemporary category (sponsored by PPL & PRS for Music). The DVD was released on the Opus Arte label. Soloists on the recording include Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Kim Begley (Polonius), John Tomlinson (Ghost/Grave-Digger/Player-King) and Jacques …

Barbara nominated for 2019 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance

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Barbara Hannigan has been nominated for the 2019 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance. The Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance was established in June 2007 upon the death of composer Oskar Morawetz. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian performer or conductor in the field of classical music who has appeared on Canadian concert stages and …

Barbara Hannigan receives Rolf Schock Prize for Musical Arts

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music presented Barbara Hannigan the prestigious Rolf Schock Prize for Musical Arts at the ceremony held today at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Barbara Hannigan is one of four individuals to win the prestigious Swedish award this year. …

Crazy Girl Crazy: Opus Klassik Award for Best Solo Performance / Vocals of the Year (Oratorio, Concert, Lied)

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Crazy Girl Crazy, the debut album of Barbara Hannigan as singer and conductor is the winner of the 2018 Opus Klassik Award for Best Solo Performance / Vocals of the Year (Oratorio, Concert, Lied). The Opus Klassik Award is the new award for classical music in Germany (succeeding the former ECHO-Klassik) and the winning discs are selected by a jury …