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Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony © Andreas Herzau
Bamberg

From the frozen North to autumnal Bohemia: the Bamberg Symphony tackle Abrahamsen and Brahms

By , 01 November 2018
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Paris

The sacrifice of Bérénice: a long break-up at the Opéra Garnier in Paris

By , 29 September 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 2018
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Vienna

Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan at the Konzerthaus

By , 07 December 2017
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Barbara Hannigan at Park Avenue Armory © Da Ping Luo
New York City

Kissing her hair: Barbara Hannigan sings the Second Viennese School at Park Avenue Armory

By , 16 November 2017
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Barbara Hannigan, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

Mahler and Sciarrino from Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilians at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 October 2017
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John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
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Barbara Hannigan (Lulu), Sylvana Seddig and Begoña Quiñones © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

From femme fatale to angel: Lulu in Hamburg

By , 12 February 2017
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Barbara Hannigan as Agnès, Iestyn Davies as the Boy © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
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Allison Cook and Barbara Hannigan © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

The importance of being Alice: a tale of diminishing returns

By , 28 November 2016
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: Fate knocks, Ophelia sings, Mirga triumphs

By , 27 August 2016
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Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
London

Signed off with an orchestral flourish: Written on Skin at the Barbican

By , 19 March 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Cleveland

Abrahamsen’s let me tell you receives brilliant US première

By , 15 January 2016
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Barbara Hannigan (Elle) and Claude Bardouil (Lui) © Bernd Uhlig | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Wild dialogues: Bluebeard's Castle and La Voix humaine at the Palais Garnier

By , 23 November 2015
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Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) and Christopher Purves (The Protector) © Richard Termine
New York City

Written on Skin at Mostly Mozart Festival: a primeval experience

By , 11 August 2015
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Terry Linke
Vienna

How do you approach Haydn’s symphonies? Simon Rattle divides and conquers

By , 26 May 2015
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
London

Barbara Hannigan in focus: Neoclassicism at the Barbican Hall

By , 06 May 2015
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Sabine Devieilhe © Jen Supaph
London

L'enfant et les sortilèges: Chillingly dark Ravel from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 12 February 2015
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
London

Striking Lindberg the highlight of a dispassionate performance from the LPO

By , 28 January 2015
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
London

Emotinally charged Webern, Berg and Ligeti from the LSO

By , 15 January 2015
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Barbara Hannigan (Marie) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Soldaten in Munich is uncomfortable, ugly, violent... and perfect

By , 31 October 2014
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Barbara Hannigan © Priska Ketterer / Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Barbara Hannigan: What the Hell is Going On?

By , 16 August 2014
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

A striking UK première and superlative Strauss from the CBSO under Andris Nelsons

By , 18 June 2014
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Amsterdam

Barbara Hannigan sings and conducts with ensemble Ludwig

By , 05 April 2014
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Amsterdam

Formidable Artistry from Barbara Hannigan in Let me tell you

By , 01 March 2014
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Simon Rattle  ©  Mat Henneck EMI
Paris

A transfigured afternoon at Salle Pleyel with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle

By , 01 September 2013
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
New York City

Brains and beauty: Barbara Hannigan, Sir Simon Rattle and Philadelphia Orchestra in New York

By , 17 May 2013
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Vladimir Jurowski  ©  Roman Gontcharov
London

Music from dark times: London Philharmonic Orchestra at The Rest is Noise

By , 27 April 2013
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ROH 2012 / Stephen Cummiskey
London

New opera, ancient tales: George Benjamin's Written on skin at the Royal Opera

By , 08 March 2013
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
London

Stravinsky's Renard at The Rest is Noise with Barbara Hannigan and the London Sinfonietta

By , 10 February 2013
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
London

Voicing early modernism: The Rest is Noise with Barbara Hannigan

By , 24 January 2013
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Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès in the Barbican  ©  Katie Henfry
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Barbican

By , 26 April 2012
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Amsterdam

The splendid unfolding of layers of subtlety

By , 24 September 2011
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Cologne

Was ist Musik, wenn nicht strukturierte Zeit? Barbara Hannigan und die Bamberger Symphoniker

By , 28 October 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel) und Stéphane Degout (King) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Amsterdam

Lessons in Love and Violence: George Benjamins neue Oper über Angst und Entsetzen im politischen Alltag

By , 25 June 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Elle) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Sexe, mensonges et vidéo : le diptyque Barbe-Bleue – La Voix Humaine séduit toujours Garnier

By , 17 March 2018
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Paris

Barbara Hannigan, la folie trop douce d’une soprano en cheffe

By , 08 October 2017
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Barbara Hannigan und David Zinman © Claudia Hoehne
Hamburg

Ein mythischer Abend in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 29 September 2017
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Zürich

Postromantisch und neoklassisch: Barbara Hannigan in Zürich

By , 02 April 2017
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Barbara Hanngan (Mélisande), Laurent Naouri (Golaud) © Patrick Berger / Artcomart
Aix-en-Provence

Inquiétante étrangeté : l’onirique Pélléas et Mélisande de Katie Mitchell au Festival d'Aix

By , 16 July 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Essen

Groß, größer, Mahler: Jonathan Nott mit den Bamberger Symphonikern in Essen

By , 09 April 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Gothenburg

Göteborger Symphoniker, von abstrakt bis klar konturiert

By , 31 March 2016
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Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Paris

Beethoven et Berg par l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France : volume 2

By , 09 January 2015
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