Barbara Hannigan’s opera debut conducting the Gothenburg Symphony

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Barbara Hannigan conducts her first opera in Gothenburg: The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky. This semi-staged production by director Linus Fellbom features the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and singers from Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists mentoring initiative. The opera production premières on 12 December in the Gothenburg Concert Hall with further performances on 14 and 15 …

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 …

Barbara Hannigan Melisande Ruhrtriennale

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 …

Barbara Hannigan as Ophelia Glyndebourne

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 …