Barbara Hannigan

Soprano, conductor

[This text has been translated electronically.] Soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is considered an exemplary interpreter of contemporary music. In her career she has already met choreographers and directors such as Katie Mitchell, Sasha Waltz and Christoph Marthaler. She has also collaborated with composers such as György Ligeti, Henri Dutilleux and Salvatore Sciarrino, premiering over 85 works. In 2020/21, the Canadian artist will be seen in Gerald Barry's new opera »Salome«, among others, both in the title role and as conductor. Her 2017 album »Crazy Girl Crazy« was awarded a Grammy; in 2021 she will also receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

Barbara Hannigan

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Barbara Hannigan in conversation with Festival Director Jochen Sandig on 9 December 2020.

Barbara Hannigan talks about her debut with the Festival Orchestra on July 4 and her program for the double concert »CHIAROSCURO«. She also presents two of her mentoring projects »Equilibrium« and »Momentum«.