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Barbara Hannigan

Renée Fleming VOICES: Barbara Hannigan & Reinbert de Leeuw

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:30 PM

Renée Fleming VOICES

Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is a tour de force performer who brings passion and poise to every note. For a fantastic evening of lieder by Webern, Berg, Schönberg, Mahler, Wolf, and Zemlinsky, she is joined by renowned Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. 

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Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is a tour de force performer who brings passion and poise to every note. For a fantastic evening of lieder by Webern, Berg, Schönberg, Mahler, Wolf, and Zemlinsky, she is joined by renowned Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. 

Renée says, "Barbara is redefining what a ‘classical' vocalist can be and do, and I have huge admiration for her creative artistry. Whether she is singing on the opera stage, championing new music, or conducting, she delivers the riveting theatrical experiences that audiences crave, and that we need in the classical world. Her recording of Paul Griffiths's let me tell you topped countless ‘Best of 2016' lists. I have seen her in George Benjamin's masterful opera Written on Skin twice, and I can only call her performance fierce and perfect."

“What this brilliant Canadian soprano and her Dutch accompanist did with Berg’s Seven Early Songs and Schoenberg’s Four Songs Op. 2 was extraordinary.”
–Financial Times

“I can’t think of another soprano who can deliver Schoenberg, Berg, and Alma Mahler songs with as much accuracy, agility, insight, drama and sexual allure as Barbara Hannigan.”
–The Times

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