The orchestra also sings in the Gershwin, and they sing well, not least because they had a very good teacher: ME! “I’ve always had this pace, since I was a kid. George kept saying to me, Barbara dear, I wrote it for you. Barbara Hannigan: “Je donne une notion de … Er wusste auch nicht, wie er mit dem Stück anfangen soll. “I have trained out the negative in my brain. Not just musically, but emotionally as well. He is killing her but doing it on her authority.”. Recently, she formed Equilibrium, a mentor scheme for professional singers. Not a chance! Based in the Netherlands, Hannigan returns to Canada regularly to perform. BR-KLASSIK: Alban Berg und seine Frau Helene hatten eine nahezu symbiotische Beziehung. My demands of myself are high and I expect the same of you.’” She received 350 applications from 39 countries, heard 120 of them sing and finally chose 18 who will work with her. 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Der Sänger Johannes Oerding im Interview ohne Worte über das Schlimmste an Corona für ihn, seine Erfahrungen mit dem Donnerbalken und sein Gefühl, wenn er als Ina Müllers Freund vorgestellt wird. I think I was at concerts almost every evening when I was a student at U of T. I took advantage of all the opportunities I could when I was studying at the school: the African Drumming Ensemble with Russell Hartenberger, the jazz choir with Phil Nimmons, early music ensembles with Timothy McGee, new music ensembles with Gary Kulesha and Robin Engelman, and of course the art song and oratorio classes with Greta Kraus, Douglas Bodle, Che Loewen, and Rosemarie Landry. Barbara Hannigan loves to die on stage. The four-part documentary film Taking Risks focuses on Barbara Hannigan and her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium … “George told me my character was intelligent, beautiful and very devious. "Hannigan is an all-round musician, her whole being breathes music." Wie kommt es, dass im 21. Wenn jemand stirbt, erinnern wir uns auch an unser eigenes Leben zurück. There is also an accompanying DVD of rehearsals, directed by Mathieu Amalric, the French actor and film-maker with whom Hannigan is in a relationship. Und das, obwohl sie dort für ihr neues Album Crazy Girl Crazy, auf dem sie Klassiker von Berg und Gershwin mit ihrem Orchester aufgenommen hat, einen Preis für das beste klassische Soloalbum bekam. In der Philharmonie im Gasteig kombinierte … Hannigan pushes herself to the limit. And I suggest they look at Lulu, and some other repertoire which I feel fits me like a glove, which would answer most of the questions I’d imagine they would ask. In my feeling, what it needs is an intimate identification and incorporation. Dieses Programm ist sehr introspektiv und voller Emotionen. Are you involved throughout the creative process? Which productions have you sung that are particularly memorable? Many composers have written specifically for you. It was a gender-based definition of music and you just can’t do that. An example of this would be Hans Abrahamsen’s orchestral song cycle called let me tell you which he composed for me in 2013. As far as the process goes — it depends on the the composer, really. She has never been at the mercy of opera houses, but often cast at the request of composers, directors and conductors who have wanted to work with her. “Often the women I play choose their time to go; they survive until they decide not to. One of the best music libraries in the world, thanks to librarian Kathleen McMorrow and her colleagues. “When they told me on the first day of rehearsal that I would be [performing] in my underwear, I said: ‘Well, at least can I pick them myself? Wunderschön, lustig und bewegend. Barbara Hannigan: Zu jener Zeit gab es schon einige weibliche Musikerinnen und Komponistinnen. I also have plans to work with him in a production I will conduct. Occasionally I have a piece written for me which I really cannot connect to, and that is painful for both me and the composer. I am not comfortable trying to fit into an already existing production made on another singer. I will perform the Lulu and Gershwin Suites with other orchestras as well, and certainly plan to program them in Toronto the next time I conduct the TSO! But not without the discipline of good technique. It was followed by further training at the Banff Centre, Stearns Institute at Ravinia, Orford Arts Centre, and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. We have another coming up this season at Covent Garden. And this was his first major vocal work, after many years of composing almost exclusively instrumental music! Are you singing all of them, or just a selection? You’ve taken up conducting in recent seasons. Indeed it suited me very well in a lot of ways, and now most of my concert performances are as a conductor. Equilibrium is a mentoring initiative for young professional singers in the first substantial phase of their careers. In fact, all kinds of music. ISSN: 2368-7045 | Copyright © 2011-2020 - All Rights Reserved Museland Media Inc. CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical And Opera Livestreams You Absolutely Need To See This Week, CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Music Livestreams You Absolutely Need To See This Week (November 2 – 8). She remains an inspiration to me and to so many other singers internationally and in Canada. The official website of soprano, conductor and mentor Barbara Hannigan. Soprano Barbara Hannigan tells Time Out about loving modern music. What do you do to take care of your instrument? 'I am not a package deal': Barbara Hannigan has found success on her own terms. “As a professional, if you’re 80 per cent OK, you’ve got to go out there. Sie können natürlich nicht mit den anderen Liedern auf dieser CD von Schönberg, Berg, Zemlinsky, Webern und Wolf verglichen werden. I just want to let go!”. In beiden Werken geht es um die Transfiguration des Todes und um Erinnerungen. Her latest project, an album titled Crazy Girl Crazy, combines new recordings of Berg’s Lulu (a pivotal role in Hannigan’s career), with Gershwin’s Girl Crazy Suite and Berio’s Sequenza III. Barbara Hannigan is an astonishing presence, a change-maker on many levels: bringing contemporary sounds and composers to new audiences; cutting through the glass ceiling in classical orchestral conducting; reshaping traditional female roles into characters of strength; designing unique orchestral programs that combine singing with conducting; and commissioning new works that give voice to the … “I think they expect me to be kind of crazy after seeing all the strange things that I’ve done. It’s like saying that the cello is male or female.”, Nevertheless, I wonder whether the orchestras she conducts expect her to be a bit, well, nurturing. All music deserves and demands our best technical approach at all times. By Jonathan Lennie Posted: Tuesday January 22 2013 Share Tweet. In der Philharmonie im Gasteig kombinierte sie Alban Bergs Violinkonzert "Dem Andenken eines Engels" mit dem Requiem von Mozart. That said, I spend at least half my season singing opera, and need and want to be onstage, singing, acting, inhabiting the roles I love, as well as some new roles. She laughs at the gesture now. And even at the opera company canteens. “I moved in in February and I have spent six nights there. Is there any area that you haven’t yet explored as an artist that you would like to go next? He never usually sees me in that state.”, You could never imagine Hannigan pulling out of a performance. Barbara Hannigan n'est pas qu'une chanteuse que les opéras s'arrachent. When I studied in The Hague in 1995/6, the music conservatory still allowed smoking, so I would get into my practice room and open the windows wide to try and clear the air!! And at this year’s Lucerne Festival, she openly mocked an illustration to mark its endorsement of female conductors, which showed a hand holding a baton – sporting painted nails and a bracelet. His interest in music journalism focuses on voice, opera as well as symphonic and piano repertoires. I have an efficient practice routine — I try to stay healthy with what I eat. One does not change the breath, alignment, sound production just because the music may be more complex. It will be her Koerner Hall debut. I have a twin brother and a sister who’s 14 months older than me – so my mother had to be very organised. März 2019 ab 06:05 Uhr auf BR-KLASSIK. Besides the technical work Mary and I did to build a healthy and reliable instrument that can handle the crazy schedule I have now, it was with Mary that my curiosity for new sound and repertoire was embraced. Video available all over the world. Jahrhundert nicht leicht. Mathieu was laughing at me. I don’t think I get to die in this one, although I believe I play a part in the deaths of other people.”, Tonight, though, she will die one more time as Mélisande. Classical music and opera events streaming on the web for the week of November 9 – 15. Tel : 08 20 922 923 (12 cts € / min) An einer bestimmten Stelle im ersten Satz werde ich als Lulu wieder lebendig und beginne, in diesem Violinkonzert als Figur mitzuspielen. Most recently we performed it at the Ruhrtriennale in Germany with live and pre-recorded film, all directed by Warlikowski. Sometimes there are scores which seem to fit me like a glove. Die Chancen für eine Aufführung von "Lulu" standen sehr schlecht. As far as style, well, I don’t change my style. Ludwig and I will tour the Lulu and Gershwin (also Verklärte Nacht by Schönberg) in December this year, but only in Europe. Veronika hatte in der ganzen Inszenierung eine Art Doppelgängerrolle. I kept thinking of other singer friends of mine who would be more comfortable in the piece. There will always be a reason why you don’t feel 100 per cent.”, The peripatetic whirlwind of Hannigan’s life may have come at a personal cost – her marriage to Dutch theatre director Gijs de Lange ended in 2015 – but she appears too focused on the multiple strands of her professional life to dwell on it. I avoid air conditioning and loud places. Last season, she returned once again Henri Dutilleux’s Correspondences, with a new finale composed for her by Dutilleux. Die Sopranistin und Dirigentin Barbara Hannigan im Interview ohne Worte über das Gefühl des Scheiterns, klassische Musik und ihren privaten Tanzstil. I do like to have serious fun, to use humour to become focused and to awaken intensity through wit.”. Ich habe eine CD nur mit Musik aus dieser Zeit aufgenommen, darunter auch Lieder von Alma Mahler-Werfel. 17 September 2017. 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My demands of myself are high and I expect the same of you.’” She received 350 applications from 39 countries, heard 120 of them sing and finally chose 18 who will work with her. Barbara Hannigan CM (born 8 May 1971) is a Canadian soprano and conductor, known for her performances of contemporary opera. I do not want to sing the piece elsewhere because I know it will not be possible to reach that level in another production. “I’ve always had this pace, since I was a kid. It was a gender-based definition of music and you just can’t do that. He is killing her but doing it on her authority.”. “As a professional, if you’re 80 per cent OK, you’ve got to go out there. She used to put schedules on the fridge down to the last second: ‘Barbara, Brian and Sheila – brush your teeth/practise the piano/eat your breakfast.’ Everything was tick, tick, tick, from the moment we woke up to the moment we went to bed.”, This might sound like pushy parenting, but Hannigan says that her drive came from within. I don’t really understand what that means. Barbara Hannigan: Dieses Programm überzeugt durch seine Dramaturgie. Es werden aber doch immer die Frauen gelobt, die ihren Männern zugearbeitet haben. The repertoire on the disc is Berio Sequenza 3, Lulu Suite of Berg, and a suite from Gershwin’s Girl Crazy in a tailor-made arrangement by Bill Elliot. Working with Hannigan must keep you on your toes. Recently, she formed Equilibrium, a mentor scheme for professional singers. “You don’t need to go out and serve the audience, you’ve got to serve the music,” she tells me over lunch at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany, where she will perform in Pelléas et Mélisande later that day. She has a “show must go on” mentality and speaks laconically about those world-famous divas – of both genders – who are prone to last-minute cancellations. “I think they expect me to be kind of crazy after seeing all the strange things that I’ve done. Die Sopranistin und Dirigentin Barbara Hannigan im Interview ohne Worte über das Gefühl des Scheiterns, klassische Musik und ihren privaten Tanzstil. Es geht in diesem Stück also auch um Liebe. Her upcoming visit represents a perfect time to ask her a few questions about her career trajectory, one that is truly “great,” “phenomenal,” and “extraordinary” — hyperbole? And I will conduct my first major opera, The Rake’s Progress, next season with Gothenburg Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, and my Ludwig orchestra, as part of the inaugural season of my Equilibrium Young Artists initiative I started. “In this production, I am lying dead on a table for a good seven minutes. Wie schafft sie es, sogar Laien mit Leichtigkeit schwere Opern näherzubringen? Für die weitere Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten ist ab diesem Zeitpunkt der jeweilige Drittanbieter verantwortlich. Education. There are singers who feels singing too much contemporary music can hurt their instrument. Against The Grain has announced a reimagined Handel’s Messiah to premiere online this holiday season in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Banff Centre. I will work again with Kriegenburg at the Munich Staatsoper on a world premiere. Palais de l'Ancien Archevêché You studied with Mary Morrison, who was a champion of new music in her day. She recently bought an apartment in Paris. Thank you, Barbara, for your very thoughtful answers to my questions, and for telling us about your exciting new projects! It is a problematic piece for any director, but with the Debussy I think we got to the centre of the silence, the darkness, and the mystery of that piece. Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “INTERVIEWS” Now online: documentary Taking Risks featuring Barbara Hannigan and Equilibrium. I have unpacked half of the boxes – I unpacked my music and my kitchen and then I felt at home.”, Hannigan’s schedule makes an imminent return to Paris unlikely. I think it’s 31! Also, the composer must be allowed to write what they need to write, and I have to support that as best I can. She taught me that taking risks was a good thing! Barbara Hannigan: Wir haben ja keinen internationalen Männertag. B arbara Hannigan loves to die on stage. I have a twin brother and a sister who’s 14 months older than me – so my mother had to be very organised. “Lulu is so strong, so active in her destiny,” she says. BR-KLASSIK: Alban Berg arbeitete gerade an seiner Oper "Lulu" als er den Auftrag für dieses Violinkonzert bekam. "Komponistinnen sind völlig unterrepräsentiert". We all know singers who have had vocal problems, who never sing any contemporary music. Barbara Hannigan interview: 'I serve the music, not the audience' 'I am not a package deal': Barbara Hannigan has found success on her own terms . We have detected that you are using an adblocking plugin in your browser. She fell out with her teacher, Jorma Panula, after he commented in 2014 that female conductors were unnecessary and that they should limit their repertoire to “feminine” music such as Débussy or Ravel. And I had Antonio Pappano conducting me, so there were never any balance issues. All serve as reflections on the character of Lulu – society wife, poisoner and prostitute – at various stages of her life. in English subtitled in French. Welche Bedeutung hat so ein Tag für Sie? This recital tour is mainly my Viennese program, although in New York I will sing Satie’s Socrate as well, twice, at the Park Avenue Armory, in a special staging by Pierre Audi. I want them to be free in their expression. Working with them has been incredible for me. Pianist (and conductor and composer) Reinbert de Leeuw created this program for the two of us about 10 years ago. I have quite a few world premiere opera productions coming up, as singer. Tim Routledge, Glastonbury lighting designer: ‘All year I’ve been praying for the vaccine’, AC/DC, Power Up, review: a rip-roaring comeback from the ageing warriors of rock, What the Pfizer vaccine means for live music, theatre, cinemas, and art galleries, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Wiltshire Music Centre, review: superb (but not if you're seeking solace), 'I am going to make it through this year if it kills me': the song lyric that's gone viral, Festival of remembrance review: despite the restrictions, this was as moving as ever. Alban Berg gedenkt in seinem Stück nicht nur der mit 18 Jahren verstorbenen Manon Gropius, er blickt zugleich auch auf sein eigenes Leben und seine Jugend zurück. Die Männer-Monokultur gerade an den Dirigentenpulten ist nach wie vor ein zähes Ärgernis, findet BR-KLASSIK-Redakteur Bernhard Neuhoff. To date, she has premiered an impressive 80 works, many of them written specifically for her. Barbara Hannigan interview. Wie … Und in Interviews trägt sie lockere Leinenhose und streicht sich verlegen durchs Haar. It was an amazing experience to perform this program in Vienna earlier this autumn, in the Wiener Konzerthaus where all these were performed in their time. Geschichten aus dem Leben einer Hebamme. In der Hamburger Neuinszenierung von Christoph Marthaler in 2017 und 2018 haben wir die Oper mit dem Violinkonzert beendet. That has changed a little bit, and I am not sure why, but I don’t get as nervous as I used to. Webdesign et développement © Bunker Palace. Aber dann hört man sie im Interview mit einem kanadischen Radiosender sagen, sie habe die Grammy-Verleihung im Pyjama vor dem Fernseher verbracht. Ich glaube, dass er bei der Komposition von "Lulu" einfach nicht mehr weiterkam. Yes, I have worked with many composers. Sunday Edition 21:56 Soprano Barbara Hannigan (Interview) In a recent review, the French newspaper Le Figaro declared that she must come from another planet. All serve as reflections on the character of Lulu – society wife, poisoner and prostitute – at various stages of her life. And to top it off, Hannigan and her former teacher, Mary Morrison, whom the soprano credited with having inspired her to go into new music, will both be receiving honorary degrees from the University of Toronto on Wednesday. Jahrhundert immer noch so ein Ungleichgewicht an den Opernhäusern herrscht? It’s about performance anxiety. Aber sie spielen für diese Zeit eine große Rolle. This was a life highlight. März feiern wir den Weltfrauentag. The music makes certain demands and I incorporate them. Früher übertrafen sich Diven mit ihrer Exzentrik. Please tell us what draws you into conducting. Der Fotograf und Künstler Thomas Ruff im Interview ohne Worte: über das Gefühl, die eigenen Bilder im Museum anzuschauen, den Wert von Instagram und den Wahrheitsgehalt von Fotos. On Nov. 8, she’ll be giving a masterclass at the Royal Conservatory of Music. “Invite them to witness the intimacy of the storytelling, rather than spoon-feed them.”, Hannigan has an intense physicality which she used to unforgettable effect while playing Ophelia, a performance that ended in her near-naked demise. With Die Soldaten, everyone was at their best. Barbara Hannigan ist nicht nur Sopranistin, sie dirigiert auch, oft tut sie beides gleichzeitig. Ahead of the release of Crazy Girl Crazy, a candid interview about why Barbara loves to die on stage, what Lulu means to her, her work ethic and how she has made a career from doing things “on her authority”. This freedom is combined with an unassailable work ethic which she traces back to her childhood in the Gold Rush town of Waverley, Nova Scotia. And then, with Kriegenburg, I sang Marie in Die Soldaten at the Munich Staatsoper. Interview by Måns Pär Fogelberg She recently bought an apartment in Paris. Sie hatte bei Alexander Zemlinsky studiert. Filmed by. INTERVIEW | Barbara Hannigan: Queen of the New By Joseph So on November 5, 2017. Adjectives such as “great” or “phenomenal” or “extraordinary” are bandied about far too often. And I was very touched that the staff of the Konzerthaus recently gave me a Second Edition copy of Dehmel’s Weib und Welt from 1901, which is a cherished gift. I couldn’t really believe it! Throughout her career, Hannigan has shown a strong affinity for new music. I usually give a certain amount of information about my possibilities to the composer at the beginning. I like the piece very much, first of all. Most singers would be content as the muse for today’s great modernist composers – she has appeared in more than 80 world premieres – but a few years ago, she decided to pursue a parallel career as a conductor, making her debut at the Châtelet in Paris with Stravinsky’s Renard and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre. Passerelles Films. She absolutely encouraged me to explore new music. It was an incredible team working together. Für mich stehen Manon Gropius und das Violinkonzert in sehr enger Beziehung zu "Lulu". It’s like saying that the cello is male or female.”, Nevertheless, I wonder whether the orchestras she conducts expect her to be a bit, well, nurturing. CR October 20, 2019 BEHIND THE SCENES, CONDUCTING, Equilibrium, INTERVIEWS, MULTIMEDIA, NEWS. Barbara Hannigan, Dirigentin | Bildquelle: © Musacchio Ianniello Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia The recital program represents the world of Vienna at the turn of the century, just after Richard Dehmel had written the book Weib und Welt which was such an influential piece of writing for Schönberg, Berg and Webern. Was war Ihre Motivation, die Werke in einem Konzert zusammenzubinden? I cannot put into words why I sing or why I conduct. Geboren: 8. Most singers would be content as the muse for today’s great modernist composers – she has appeared in more than 80 world premieres – but a few years ago, she decided to pursue a parallel career as a conductor, making her debut at the Châtelet in Paris with Stravinsky’s Renard and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre. Someone … Als er selbst so alt war wie die Verstorbene, ist er gerade Vater geworden. He appears regularly as a panel member of the Big COC Podcast.He has co-edited a book, Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance, published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). Berufsverbote, wenig Beachtung, sogar Ablehnung - komponierende Frauen hatten es im 19. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies. Not anymore. Dafür mehr über Alma Mahler-Werfel und ihre Beziehung zu den Komponisten ihrer Zeit. This career shift has not come without some public spats. I don’t think I get to die in this one, although I believe I play a part in the deaths of other people.”, Tonight, though, she will die one more time as Mélisande. “I like that journey from life to death,” says the Canadian soprano who has embraced her fate recently as Mélisande on tour, as Ophelia in Brett Dean’s Hamlet at Glyndebourne and as Agnès in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Royal Opera House. Certainly, every director has a concept of what they do, no? I also sang in new productions of Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) and Melisande with Warlikowski. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest. Auch abseits der Bühne: Pelz, Juwelen und immer diese Aura des Ungewöhnlichen. She laughs at the gesture now. Do you think that’s true? One such person is Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, who combines a gorgeous voice, uncommon musicality, exceptional intellect, and an unbridled fearlessness when it comes to tackling new repertoire that is second to none. This career shift has not come without some public spats. What qualities would make a young student suitable for new music?
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