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 …

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 …

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 …

Music is music at Festival de Carcassonne

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Music is music, part of the multi-award winning album Crazy Girl Crazy, will be featured at the Festival de Carcassonne in France. The screening of this film directed by Mathieu Amalric will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018 at 22 h.

Reviews Crazy Girl Crazy: “Stunning debut” “phenomenal” “madly compelling listen”

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De Volkskrant (5 out of 5 stars) Frits van der Waa, 29 September 2017 Hannigan has the capacity to become legendary as a conductor “Whether she sings or conducts, Hannigan is phenomenal. She does both with great ease” “It results in a highly charged performance in which color and expression are fully present.” “Hannigan, now in her mid-forties, is already …

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Barbara Hannigan to release debut album as singer and conductor

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Barbara Hannigan records her first album as singer and conductor, Crazy Girl Crazy, to be released on Alpha in September 2017 with a film directed by Mathieu Amalric. Barbara Hannigan presents her first album as both singer and conductor this September. With the Amsterdam-based orchestra Ludwig, of which she is associate artist, Barbara has devised a programme including Berg’s Lulu Suite, music from Gershwin’s Girl …

German Record Critics Award

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The DVD “”Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” received the German Record Critics’ Award from the Association of German Record Critics as a recording of Exceptional Artistry. In May Accentus Music released “Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” on DVD. >> BUY: Amazon | Presto Classical Mahler Chamber Orchestra Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor) She crosses boundaries and loves to explore new territory. Barbara …

“Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” DVD

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This May Accentus Music presents “Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” on DVD. Mahler Chamber Orchestra Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor) She crosses boundaries and loves to explore new territory. Barbara Hannigan is one of the most fascinating and multi-facetted artistic personalities of our time. She sets new standards as a singer, conductor, and performance artist. The intimate portrait “I’m a creative animal” …