Twelve-tone-Belcanto is her bewitching Art

Die Welt


Hannigan Soldaten Munich MarieDie Soldaten
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
role: Marie

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Andreas Kriegenburg, stage director

Praise for Die Soldaten

“But they are all outshone by Barbara Hannigan as Marie: a suffering Madonna of devotion, with glistening young girls tones and melting legato. Twelve-tone-Belcanto is her bewitching Art.”
Die Welt

“Hannigan is always brought in when it comes to making the trickiest modern music sound so natural and attractive that everyone thinks in the auditorium: I can do that. Her light and lyrical voice seem to set no limits in that realm. But Hannigan also has a maelstrom of stage presence, and she is a gorgeous actress who effortlessly creates the animated and puppet-like contortions that the director Andreas Kriegenburg demanded on this memorable evening. With all this, she is a very, very great stroke of luck in the opera business.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“You could not have better singing. Barbara Hannigan is the dark centre of gravity of this performance, her Marie racing, leaping, and dancing, with seeming effortlessness, across the stage…throughout all the vocal acrobatics.”
Wiener Zeitung

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