Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling

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“Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling” – AFP.com, 27 November 2015 an excerpt: “The Canadian soprano is rewriting the rules of classical music not just as a performer but as a conductor. “Mommy, I didn’t know women were allowed to be conductors,” a friend’s daughter once said when she saw her take the stage. But Hannigan not only conducts, …

With Every Sound: Barbara Hannigan and the Art of Witnessing

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Featured this month on Music and Literature, an article written by Elodie Olson-Coons. an abbreviated excerpt from this very thorough article: “Much of Barbara Hannigan’s appeal lies in the extreme nature of her performances, blending physical strength, vocal technique, and feats of memorization with a burning emotional intensity. Opera, that most contrived of art forms, has not traditionally been the …

Hannigan – sopran som tar ledningen

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Interview in Göteborgs-Posten Sopran och dirigent. En ovanlig kombination. Men för Barbara Hannigan hör sång och dirigerande ihop. – Jag ser inte mig själv som främst som sångare utan som en kreativ person, säger hon. I kväll ger hon sin första konsert som artist in residence på Konserthuset. När vi ses kommer hon direkt från en intensiv repetition. Hon har …

Pappano’s Classical Voices

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Series in which conductor Sir Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers of the last 100 years through the prism of the main classical voice types – soprano, tenor, mezzo-soprano, baritone and bass. On 28 June at 9 pm on BBC Four, the “Soprano” episode will air. Pappano looks in detail at performances from legendary sopranos of …

as Marie in Die Soldaten

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ZIMMERMANN Die Soldaten Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich role: Marie Kirill Petrenko, conductor | Andreas Kriegenburg, stage director INTERVIEW & EXTENSIVE FOOTAGE dctp.tv / "10 vor 11" Programm REVIEWS "Canadian Barbara Hannigan's Marie might well be the performance of the year, both vocally and dramatically. Hannigan played every imaginable nuance of this complicated character, easily conquering death-defying intervals without once losing vocal ...

Artiste étoile at the Lucerne Festival

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At this year’s Lucerne Festival, Barbara Hannigan is the ‘Artiste étoile’ and performs in a series of concerts throughout the festival. Hannigan conducts and sings with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a late night concert of Rossini, Mozart, Ligeti and Fauré; sings in the world premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Le Silence des Sirènes with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra conducted …