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 …

Barry’s Salome: World premiere in 2021 with Equilibrium Young Artists

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Gerald Barry’s operas The Importance of Being Earnest and Alice’s Adventures Underground both saw their world premieres with the LA Phil. Appropriately for the debut of Barry’s brand-new opera, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan leads the leads the LA Phil New Music Group in the Oscar Wilde-inspired Salome. The world premiere also marks Equilibrium Young Artists‘ first world premiere, featuring …

Lessons in Love and Violence nominated for a Grammy Award!

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George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Opera Recording. The world premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence took place at the Royal Opera House in May 2018.  The production brought together baritone Stéphane Degout as King, soprano Barbara Hannigan as Queen Isabel, Gyula Orendt as Gaveston …

“Die Grenzgängerin” – Feature article in Max Joseph about The Snow Queen

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In Max Joseph, the Bayerische Staatsoper magazine, a feature article with Barbara Hannigan about the upcoming world premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen: the possibilities and risks during the artistic process, physical demands on stage, and the enjoyment of being vulnerable. Die Grenzgängerin Der künstlerische Prozess birgt ene Fülle von Möglichkeiten – und viel Risiko. Hier erzählt die The …

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 …

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 …