Barbara Hannigan sings and conducts La Voix Humaine

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New production with video artist Denis Guéguin includes Strauss’ MetamorphosenFollowing her triumph in Krszysztof Warlikowski’s unforgettable production of La Voix Humaine at Opéra de Paris (2015, 2018), Barbara Hannigan creates a new interpretation of Poulenc’s Elle, this time in the double role of singer and conductor. Joining Hannigan is video artist Denis Guéguin for an original production made for the concert hall, involving both …

La Passione wins Record Academy Award 2020

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Great news coming from Japan! La Passione, featuring music by Grisey, Nono and Haydn, wins “Record Academy Award 2020, Contemporary Music Category” from Record Geijutsu in Japan.  Thank you to the jury of レコード芸術 magazine for this great recognition. La Passione Barbara Hannigan released her second album as soprano and conductor with Dutch orchestra LUDWIG, following Crazy Girl Crazy which won …

Now out on DVD: The Rake’s Progress and Taking Risks

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An insider’s look at Barbara Hannigan’s first opera production as a conductor Barbara Hannigan’s intimate journey towards her debut as an opera conductor in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress has been captured on film and will be released on DVD by Accentus Music. Taking Risks will be presented in a double disc release, alongside the performance of The Rake’s Progress, which …

Reviews: La Passione

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Le Monde “L’agilité extraordinaire de la chanteuse et le soin qu’elle porte à la moindre note apparentent cette page à une sanctification de la douleur.” // “The singer’s extraordinary agility and the care she takes over the slightest note makes the page resemble a sanctification of pain” The Times (5 out of 5 stars) “Barbara Hannigan is a total wonder, …

Taking Risks featured at Le FIFA film festival

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Taking Risks will be featured this month at Le FIFA, Canada’s Festival International du Film sur l’Art. The documentary was tapped for the FIFA Official Selection – Feature Film category and will be shown twice, on March 21st and March 29th. The screenings mark the North American premiere of Taking Risks, which was directed by Maria Stodtmeier and released last …

La Passione: new album release with LUDWIG Orchestra

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Barbara Hannigan releases her second album as soprano and conductor with Dutch orchestra LUDWIG, following on from Crazy Girl Crazy which won the 2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album. La Passione, with works by Luigi Nono, Franz Joseph Haydn and Gérard Grisey, will be out on 20 March 2020. The first single and start of the pre-order …

Barry’s Salome: World premiere in 2021 with Equilibrium Young Artists

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Gerald Barry’s operas The Importance of Being Earnest and Alice’s Adventures Underground both saw their world premieres with the LA Phil. Appropriately for the debut of Barry’s brand-new opera, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan leads the leads the LA Phil New Music Group in the Oscar Wilde-inspired Salome. The world premiere also marks Equilibrium Young Artists‘ first world premiere, featuring …

Now online: documentary Taking Risks featuring Barbara Hannigan and Equilibrium

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The four-part documentary film Taking Risks focuses on Barbara Hannigan and her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium Young Artists. Taking Risks follows the selection process of young and talented singers that will be a part of Equilibrium and cast in Stravinksy’s The Rake’s Progress; shows EQ artists behind the scenes; and culminates with The Rake’s Progress performances with the Gothenburg Symphony, marking ...

Barbara Hannigan returns as Principal Guest Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony / Livestream on GSO Play

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This week, Barbara returns to Sweden for the official start of her position as Principal Guest Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony. The concerts on October 3rd and October 4th feature repertoire by Debussy, Sibelius, Haydn and Schönberg. Barbara will also conduct the Girl Crazy Suite by Gershwin, in which she also features as a soprano.
The October 4th performance will be livestreamed on the orchestra’s streaming channel, GSO Play.

Feature in Luister

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Hannigan is the angel of the new Luister “Seeing Hannigan is believing Hannigan. Good is not good enough. She does everything for a thousand percent. From singing to conducting, from interview to photo shoot: she goes for it. Her Satie is superhuman and in 4 Chans pour franchir le Seuil she drags all “modernist haters” across the threshold.” For Luister …