Barbara nominated for 2019 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance

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Barbara Hannigan has been nominated for the 2019 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance. The Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance was established in June 2007 upon the death of composer Oskar Morawetz. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian performer or conductor in the field of classical music who has appeared on Canadian concert stages and …

let me tell you with London Symphony Orchestra

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Hannigan is a natural phenomenon rbb24.de, 12 September 2019 “This woman is a natural event – her voice, her stage presence – simply breathtaking. In no other work can you enjoy this more than in “Let me tell you”, a song cycle on the few words of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” “No one else can fetch these delicate, high notes …

Barbara’s “Ophelia” month

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Barbara’s season kicks off with Ophelia running as a common thread through all of her performances in September. On September 4th, she make her debut in Israel with “Ophelia”, a collaborative performance with legendary dancer Rina Schenfeld, and with musical guest Nadav Lev on guitar. The concert includes works by Nono, Cage, Abrahamsen, Berio and Villa Lobos. Barbara performs one …

Barbara Hannigan Honorary Patron of Concerts in Care

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Press release, 12 August 2019 Nova Scotia’s Barbara Hannigan Supports Concerts in Care Launch in Atlantic Canada Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada (HASAC), presenters of Concerts in Care, is delighted to announce that Canadian superstar conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan has accepted the role of Honorary Patron of its society. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, her extraordinary international …

Feature in Luister

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Hannigan is the angel of the new Luister “Seeing Hannigan is believing Hannigan. Good is not good enough. She does everything for a thousand percent. From singing to conducting, from interview to photo shoot: she goes for it. Her Satie is superhuman and in 4 Chans pour franchir le Seuil she drags all “modernist haters” across the threshold.” For Luister …

In Performance – videos from the 2019 Ojai Music Festival

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Watch live registrations of concerts from the Ojai Music Festival, which took place on June 6-9, 2019. For the 73rd edition of the festival, Barbara Hannigan was named Music Director and curated the program with Artistic Director Thomas Morris. 70 artists, 30 events, 3 free community concerts, 2 US premieres, 4 days – it was “Four Days in Ojai, a …

“Barbara Hannigan, Wonder Woman in Wonderland” – Reviews from Ojai Music Festival 2019

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Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia The New York Times, Joshua Barone, 11 June 2019 “First there’s Barbara Hannigan the singer, a fearless soprano who’s more likely to give a world premiere than step into a repertory staple. Then there’s Barbara Hannigan the conductor. She’s even done the two jobs at once. So what’s one more? Meet Barbara Hannigan …

The Rake’s Progress European tour with Equilibrium Young Artists

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Barbara toured throughout Europe with semi-staged concerts of The Rake’s Progress with performances in Munich (14 and 15 May), Paris (20 May), Amsterdam (23 May), Dortmund (25 May), Dresden (27 May) and conclude in Hamburg (29 May). The Rake’s Progress cast featured singers from her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium Young Artists. Anne Trulove – Sofie Asplund Tom Rakewell – Gyula Rab …