World premiere: Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures under Ground

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Gerald Barry’s new opera Alice’s Adventures under Ground follows the immense success of The Importance of Being Earnest in 2011, which has been performed all over the world, most recently to sold-out audiences in London and at Lincoln Center, New York, and has been heralded as a masterpiece of modern opera. Alice’s Adventures Under Ground received its world premiere in …

“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting”: feature article in The New York Times

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“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting” feature article written by Zachary Woolfe in The New York Times In this feature article, Barbara discusses her path from soprano to conductor, her inspirations for leading roles she performs, and upcoming engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony. Read the full article online >> photo credit: France Keyser for The New …

Pelléas et Mélisande: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

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Barbara makes her debut as Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at this year’s Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, directed by Katie Mitchell. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Festival’s new production of the opera, which is in partnership with Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa and the Beijing Music Festival. Performances take place on 2, 4, 7 (*live stream), 13 and 16 …

MEZZO in January: Barbara Hannigan

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MEZZO in January features Barbara in three opera productions, including ‘La Voix humaine'(Opéra national de Paris), ‘Don Giovanni’ (La Monnaie) and ‘Lulu’ (La Monnaie). An overview of the January 2016 broadcasts: POULENC ‘La Voix humaine’ Opéra national de Paris | Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène 03 January, 4:30PM, Mezzo HD 11 January, 1:28PM, Mezzo 14 January, …

MEZZO in December: Barbara Hannigan

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MEZZO in December features performances by Barbara, including a live-streamed registration of Opéra national de Paris’ double bill production of ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’/’La Voix humaine’. An overview of the December broadcasts: POULENC ‘La Voix humaine’ Opéra national de Paris | Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, mise en scène 10 December, 8:30PM ** Live stream on Mezzo Live HD 21 December, …

Streaming Don Giovanni

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The La Monnaie production of Don Giovanni, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, is available from Wednesday 07 January (8pm CET) - Tuesday 27 January 2015. La Monnaie lets you discover all of its opera productions for free on the internet. For up to three weeks following the last performance of a show, you can watch or watch again operas for free ...

Edison Klassiek 2014

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The recordings of Dutilleux’s Correspondances and George Benjamin’s Written on Skin have been awarded an Edison Klassiek 2014 music prize. The Edison music award is an annual Dutch music prize, awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Orchestral category winner Dutilleux – Correspondances Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen Universal …

Role Debut: Donna Anna

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MOZART Don Giovanni La Monnaie, Brussels role: Donna Anna Ludovic Morlot, conductor | Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director REVIEWS "Barbara Hannigan (Donna Anna), a new music specialist and frequent collaborator with Warlikowski, is a consummate musician and hypnotic performer." - Classical Voice America, December 2014 "De Canadese sopraan Barbara Hannigan is een verbluffende actrice met een grote muzikale intelligentie en een ...