“Die Grenzgängerin” – Feature article in Max Joseph about The Snow Queen

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In Max Joseph, the Bayerische Staatsoper magazine, a feature article with Barbara Hannigan about the upcoming world premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen: the possibilities and risks during the artistic process, physical demands on stage, and the enjoyment of being vulnerable. Die Grenzgängerin Der künstlerische Prozess birgt ene Fülle von Möglichkeiten – und viel Risiko. Hier erzählt die The …

Now online: documentary Taking Risks featuring Barbara Hannigan and Equilibrium

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The four-part documentary film Taking Risks focuses on Barbara Hannigan and her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium Young Artists. Taking Risks follows the selection process of young and talented singers that will be a part of Equilibrium and cast in Stravinksy’s The Rake’s Progress; shows EQ artists behind the scenes; and culminates with The Rake’s Progress performances with the Gothenburg Symphony, marking ...

Feature article in The New York Times

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“The Unsingable Music That Stumped a Diva” John Zorn’s song cycle “Jumalattaret” pushed the new-music master Barbara Hannigan to her limit. written by Joshua Barone of The New York Times Barbara will give the New York premiere of “Jumalattaret” on October15 at the Park Avenue Armory. “Most of my work involves pushing the envelope of technical mastery,” Mr. Zorn said. …

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 …

Barbara Hannigan returns as Principal Guest Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony / Livestream on GSO Play

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This week, Barbara returns to Sweden for the official start of her position as Principal Guest Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony. The concerts on October 3rd and October 4th feature repertoire by Debussy, Sibelius, Haydn and Schönberg. Barbara will also conduct the Girl Crazy Suite by Gershwin, in which she also features as a soprano.
The October 4th performance will be livestreamed on the orchestra’s streaming channel, GSO Play.

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 …