Meet Barbara Hannigan, in residence

The Canadian singer and conductor has been named artist-in-residence at the next Aldeburgh Fest.


 Three Artists in Residence each curate a part of Aldeburgh Festival 2019: composer Thomas Larcher,
tenor Mark Padmore and conductor & soprano Barbara Hannigan
• Thomas Larcher’s acclaimed first opera The Hunting Gun opens the Festival and pianist
Paul Lewis gives the world premiere of Larcher’s Aldeburgh Festival commission
• Mark Padmore performs in seven concerts and explores the relationship between words and music
with leading poets
• Barbara Hannigan appears in five events, singing Satie, Grisey and Gershwin and conducting the
Ludwig Orchestra in several events including Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
• Further residencies from Vox Luminis, Stephen Hough, Alisa Weilerstein, Ryan Wigglesworth and
Roderick Williams
• Further orchestral concerts include the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Karina Cannellakis and the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Edward Gardner
• Music by the late Oliver Knussen features throughout and the Festival presents the debut
performances of the Knussen Chamber Orchestra
• Britten–Pears Young Artist public masterclasses led by Antonio Pappano and Mark Padmore
• Seven world premieres by Charlotte Bray, Caterina di Cecca, Thomas Larcher, Joanna Lee, Nico
Muhly, Frederik Neyrinck and Freya Waley-Cohen



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  • The new new: “Those who can’t sing, curate.”

    (Only kidding. I like BH enough, just not when she is in multitasking or workshop mode).

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