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Lessons in love and vehemence

All the more reason to admire the already splendiferous Barbara Hannigan as she gently and tactfully slaps down the obstreperous Norman LebrechtRead more »

Crazy for you

Tonight the Royal Opera House presents the much-anticipated world premiere of George Benjamin’s newest opera Lessons in Love and Violence featuring Barbara Hannigan, one of today’s most compelling performers.  Read more »

We love you, Ms. Hannigan

Last week, Joni Mitchell celebrated her 74th birthday amidst a surprising amount of media coverage for a “milestone” so arbitrary. Could Barbara Hannigan be Mitchell’s classical counterpart?  Read more »

Everything is illuminated

Few new operas have received the near-unanimous acclaim that has greeted Written on Skin since its first performance at the 2012 Aix-en-Provence Festival.

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Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper this very afternoon, cher public, Bernd Alois Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten, featuring the protean Barbara Hannigan.

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