Barbara Hannigan: double duty with the MSO

Interview by Alain Brunet
Genres and styles : classique / Modern Classical / post-romantique

Additional Information

Internationally renowned soprano and specialist in the modern operatic repertoire, Canadian Barbara Hannigan is also a maestra. Now a respected conductor, this exceptional singer has developed a singular style of orchestral conducting that does not exclude her original artistic practice, this time in the service of Francis Poulenc and Richard Strauss. More specifically, she will sing and conduct La voix humaine, by composer Francis Poulenc and librettist (and celebrated author) Jean Cocteau. Prior to this, she will conduct a 26-minute work by post-romantic composer Richard Strauss. Joining us in Paris by videoconference, Barbara Hannigan discusses the complex issues involved in her planned double task with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the works on the program for next Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22.

ARTISTS

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Barbara Hannigan, conductor & soprano 

Barbara Hannigan, Denis Gueguin, Clemens Malinowski, staging and vidéo

Clemens Malinowski, cameras in real time

WORKS

R. Strauss, Métamorphoses, TrV 290 (26 min)

PoulencLa voix humaine, tragédie lyrique, FP 171 (40 min / Texte de Jean Cocteau)

With staging and projections

Concert without intermission

crédit photo: Marco Borggreve tirée de la page FB de Barbara Hannigan

For info, it’s HERE.

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