Barbara Hannigan honoured with Opera Canada “Ruby” Award

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On November 23, Barbara Hannigan was honoured with the prestigious Opera Canada ​“Ruby” award. The award celebrates the talent and accomplishments of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the opera world as artists, creators, administrators and philanthropists. Barbara is one of four recipients in 2020 and is recognized for her outstanding career as a soprano and conductor as …

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 …

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 ...

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 …

In Performance – videos from the 2019 Ojai Music Festival

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Watch live registrations of concerts from the Ojai Music Festival, which took place on June 6-9, 2019. For the 73rd edition of the festival, Barbara Hannigan was named Music Director and curated the program with Artistic Director Thomas Morris. 70 artists, 30 events, 3 free community concerts, 2 US premieres, 4 days – it was “Four Days in Ojai, a …

“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 …