Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

  • The Juilliard Orchestra and soloists from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts conducted by Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan: Concert performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I:90 and Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Juilliard Orchestra and soloists from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts led by Hannigan

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Bio

Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. Her artistic colleagues include Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, John Zorn, Andreas Kriegenburg, Andris Nelsons, Rina Schenfeld, Esa Pekka Salonen, Christoph Marthaler, Antonio Pappano, Katie Mitchell, Kirill Petrenko, and Krszysztof Warlikowski. The late conductor and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw has been an extraordinary influence and inspiration on her development as a musician. 

Barbara's profound commitment to the music of our time has led to 85 world première performances, and extensive collaborations with composers including Boulez, Zorn, Dutilleux, Ligeti, Benjamin and Abrahamsen.

The 21/22 season brings Barbara's much anticipated return to La Monnaie as Lulu under the direction of her long-time collaborator, Krysztof Warlikowski. Her La Voix Humaine production with video artist Denis Gueguin (in which she both sings and conducts the work) will take her to London Symphony Orchestra and Munich Philharmonic, and she happily returns to Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra as well as to her younger colleagues at The Juilliard School. She will give the world premiere of a new work by Zosha di Castri with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and sing the music of John Zorn in Antwerp, Hamburg and Modena. 

Hannigan’s album as both singer and conductor, Crazy Girl Crazy (2017), won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal album. Other recent albums include Vienna: fin de siècle, and Satie’s Socrate, both with pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. In spring 2020 she released La Passione with works of Nono, Haydn and Grisey. Three new cd recordings for the Alpha Classics label await release.