La Passione: new album release with LUDWIG Orchestra

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Barbara Hannigan releases her second album as soprano and conductor with Dutch orchestra LUDWIG, following on from Crazy Girl Crazy which won the 2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album. La Passione, with works by Luigi Nono, Franz Joseph Haydn and Gérard Grisey, will be out on 20 March 2020. The first single and start of the pre-order …

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 …

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 …

Crazy Girl Crazy: Opus Klassik Award for Best Solo Performance / Vocals of the Year (Oratorio, Concert, Lied)

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Crazy Girl Crazy, the debut album of Barbara Hannigan as singer and conductor is the winner of the 2018 Opus Klassik Award for Best Solo Performance / Vocals of the Year (Oratorio, Concert, Lied). The Opus Klassik Award is the new award for classical music in Germany (succeeding the former ECHO-Klassik) and the winning discs are selected by a jury …

Hannigan de Leeuw Vienna album Alpha

Reviews Vienna: Fin de Siècle: “hypnotic”, “sensual”, “thrilling immediacy”

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The Times (5 out of 5 stars) Geoff Brown, 21 September 2018 Feverish poetry performed by a seriously sensuous soprano “Barbara Hannigan and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw cast a spell with Vienna: Fin de Siècle” “It’s clear from this hypnotic and lovely album that the Canadian soprano is a powerful singer of late romantic lieder” “De Leeuw’s piano playing, gently …

Hannigan de Leeuw Vienna album Alpha

Vienna: Fin de Siècle – new recital album with Reinbert de Leeuw

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After the huge success of her GRAMMY Award-winning first album for Alpha, Crazy Girl Crazy, Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is back with her longtime collaborator and mentor, the great figure of twentieth-century music, Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. For this new recital album, the duo explores the roots of modern music with composers who went on to lead a musical …