World premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence

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Lessons in Love and Violence is the latest collaboration between composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp. Their previous work includes the large-scale opera Written on Skin – which has since become the most performed new opera of the 21st century. The world premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence opened at London’s Royal Opera House on May 10th. The …

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Barbara Hannigan is Mélisande at the Ruhrtriennale

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Barbara makes her debut at Germany’s Ruhrtriennale as Mélisande in Krzystof Warlikowski’s new staging of Pelléas et Mélisande. The French conductor Sylvain Cambreling, who is regarded as one of the leading Debussy specialists of our time, conducts the Bochumer Symphoniker, which occupies a central place in an impressive stage design by Malgorzata Szecniak. REVIEWS “Barbara Hannigan ist als (rollenerfahrene) Mélisande …

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World premiere of Hamlet at Glyndebourne

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In her first appearance at Glyndebourne, Barbara is Ophelia in the highly anticipated world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. Reviews from Glyndebourne’s production of Hamlet Bachtrack.com, David Karlin, 12 June 2017 (4 out of 5 stars) “Those characters were performed by a truly exceptional cast, the most exceptional of all being Barbara Hannigan as Ophelia. In her mad scene, which …

MEZZO in April: Lulu and Don Giovanni

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Throughout April, Mezzo will extend broadcasts of Lulu and Don Giovanni, two La Monnaie/De Munt opera productions staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski. BERG Lulu La Monnaie/De Munt | Paul Daniel, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène Barbara Hannigan: Lulu 21 April, 0:00AM, Mezzo Live HD 24 April, 5:02PM, Mezzo Live HD 26 April, 8:59AM, Mezzo Live HD MOZART Don Giovanni …

MEZZO in March: Lulu and Don Giovanni

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Throughout March, Mezzo features two La Monnaie/De Munt opera productions staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski: Lulu and Don Giovanni. BERG Lulu La Monnaie | Paul Daniel, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène Barbara Hannigan: Lulu 07 March, 10:02AM, Mezzo HD 16 March, 12:30PM, Mezzo HD 22 March, 10:03PM, Mezzo HD 28 March, 10:03AM, Mezzo HD MOZART Don Giovanni La Monnaie …

Barbara Hannigan is Lulu: Staatsoper Hamburg

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Barbara returns to one of her signature roles this month following her “outstanding” (The New York Times) award-winning performances as Lulu in Brussels at La Monnaie in 2012. The premiere of Christoph Marthaler’s new production of Lulu on February 12th at Staatsoper Hamburg was highly acclaimed: “The world has not experienced a Lulu like that.” (Die Deutsche Bühne). Subsequent performances …

New opera by George Benjamin

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The morning after: last night I sang my final Agnès at Covent Garden. And today the Royal Opera House released this!! Thrilled to be on board!! Read more: New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

Hannigan “spellbinding” “stunning” “mesmerising” as Agnès

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Barbara returned to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden this month to sing the role of Agnès, which she created and has subsequently performed in major cities throughout Europe and North America. George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s Written on Skin is one of the most successful new operas of recent times. Since its premiere at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012 …