Barbara Hannigan sings and conducts La Voix Humaine

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New production with video artist Denis Guéguin includes Strauss’ MetamorphosenFollowing her triumph in Krszysztof Warlikowski’s unforgettable production of La Voix Humaine at Opéra de Paris (2015, 2018), Barbara Hannigan creates a new interpretation of Poulenc’s Elle, this time in the double role of singer and conductor. Joining Hannigan is video artist Denis Guéguin for an original production made for the concert hall, involving both …

La Passione wins Record Academy Award 2020

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Great news coming from Japan! La Passione, featuring music by Grisey, Nono and Haydn, wins “Record Academy Award 2020, Contemporary Music Category” from Record Geijutsu in Japan.  Thank you to the jury of レコード芸術 magazine for this great recognition. La Passione Barbara Hannigan released her second album as soprano and conductor with Dutch orchestra LUDWIG, following Crazy Girl Crazy which won …

Barbara Hannigan honoured with Opera Canada “Ruby” Award

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On November 23, Barbara Hannigan was honoured with the prestigious Opera Canada ​“Ruby” award. The award celebrates the talent and accomplishments of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the opera world as artists, creators, administrators and philanthropists. Barbara is one of four recipients in 2020 and is recognized for her outstanding career as a soprano and conductor as …

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CHOC de l’année for La Passione

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La Passione, featuring music by Grisey, Nono and Haydn, is awarded a CHOC de l’année – the best albums of the year list on Classica magazine! Jérémie Bigorie, Classica magazine: “Barbara Hannigan nous hypnotise par son énergie spectrale. Le cycle vocal du compositeur français n’a jamais été si bien servi.” “Barbara Hannigan hypnotizes us with her spectral energy. The French composer’s …

MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now

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Barbara Hannigan creates international initiative investing in the future of classical music MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now is an initiative driven by leading international artists supporting younger professional colleagues in the first substantial phase of their career. Created by Barbara Hannigan, the Momentum model is an urgent artistic and human response to the situation caused by the 2020 pandemic, yet devised …

Hannigan EQ Rake Progress LUDWIG

Reviews The Rake’s Progress / Taking Risks DVD

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The Arts Desk, June 2020“… the hours spent mentoring Hannigan’s youthful cast have clearly paid off: singing and acting are outstanding. John Taylor Ward’s Nick Shadow is splendidly creepy, nicely set against William Morgan’s wide-eyed Tom. Aphrodite Patoulidou makes for an appealing Anne, the whole thing moving at a cracking pace under Hannigan’s baton. Image and sound are excellent – …

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, …