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 …

Video trailer for La Passione album

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For Barbara’s third album for Alpha Classics, she is reunited with LUDWIG Orchestra, singing and conducting music by Luigi Nono, Franz Joseph Haydn and Gérard Grisey. Central to the album is Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil by Gérard Grisey (1946-98), a piece that is particularly close to her heart. Grisey wrote: “I conceived the Quatre Chants pour franchir le …

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.

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 …

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.

Barbara performs Gershwin at 25th Les Victoires de la Musique Classique ceremony

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Barbara was invited as special guest at the 25th Les Victoires de la Musique Classique ceremony, broadcast live from Evian-les-Bains. Together with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon she performed Gershwin’s Girl Crazy Suite, from her GRAMMY winning album Crazy Girl Crazy. Les Victoires de la Musique Classique is an annual French award ceremony where the Victoire accolade is delivered by …