Music Never Sleeps – livestream festival

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Music Never Sleeps – the Dresdner Musikfestspiele is making sure of that!The music festival presents a 24 hour livestream festival this weekend, starting Saturday May 16 at 6pm (CET) and includes performances by Jamie Cullum, Aphrodite Patoulidou, Fabio Luisi, James Way, Rufus Wainwright, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Joshua Bell, among others.  Barbara’s contribution will be featured on Sunday, May 17th at 4PM (CET), with a …

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 …

Reviews: La Passione

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Le Monde “L’agilité extraordinaire de la chanteuse et le soin qu’elle porte à la moindre note apparentent cette page à une sanctification de la douleur.” // “The singer’s extraordinary agility and the care she takes over the slightest note makes the page resemble a sanctification of pain” The Times (5 out of 5 stars) “Barbara Hannigan is a total wonder, …

Concerts with EQ and Munich Philharmonic cancelled

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It’s very disappointing that our upcoming opportunity to make music with Munich Philharmonic has been cancelled, although we totally accept the reasons and necessity for caution at this time. Along with Equilibrium soloists Douglas Williams, James Way, and Fleur Barron, we were eager to bring this theatrical adventure including Stravinsky’s complete Pulcinella, to Munich’s Gasteig. We wish the orchestra and …

Barbara Hannigan to receive 2020 Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward

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Barbara Hannigan will be awarded the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward at the 43rd Dresden Music Festival. The award ceremony will follow her concert with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on May 28, 2020, in the Kulturpalast Dresden. This award not only recognizes Barbara’s dedication and passion as a performer, but also as a mentor. With her mentoring program, Equilibrium Young Artists, she …

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 …

Video trailer for La Passione album

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For Barbara’s third album for Alpha Classics, she is reunited with LUDWIG Orchestra, singing and conducting music by Luigi Nono, Franz Joseph Haydn and Gérard Grisey. Central to the album is Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil by Gérard Grisey (1946-98), a piece that is particularly close to her heart. Grisey wrote: “I conceived the Quatre Chants pour franchir le …

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 …

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 …