Barbara Hannigan has been named Artiste étoile for the 2014 edition of the Lucerne Festival.
Praised for her creative intelligence and colorful vocal personality, Barbara took part in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra’s European tour with Pierre Boulez in the fall of 2011, singing Pli selon pli. This past summer she performed in Lucerne with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.
In the 2014 Lucerne Festival Barbara will sing in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and premiere a new work by composer-in-residence Unsuk Chin. Additionally she will appear in a Late Night event with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as both soprano and conductor.