12 Facts About Barbara Hannigan


Barbara Hannigan was born on 8 May 1971 and is a Canadian soprano and conductor, known for her performances of contemporary opera.

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Barbara Hannigan's studied music at the University of Toronto, where her teachers included Mary Morrison.

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Barbara Hannigan's graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1993 and a Master of Music degree in 1998.

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Barbara Hannigan's continued her studies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival, and the Centre d'arts Orford.

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Barbara Hannigan's studied for one year at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

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Barbara Hannigan's has worked with choreographer Sasha Waltz on productions of Toshio Hosokawa's Matsukaze and Pascal Dusapin's Passion.

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Barbara Hannigan received critical acclaim for her performance in Alban Berg's Lulu, which included dancing en pointe.

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In 2014, Barbara Hannigan sang the role of Marie in Bernd Alois Zimmermann's opera Die Soldaten at the Bavarian State Opera, a production that was streamed live on the internet.

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In 2016, Barbara Hannigan was made a Member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours.

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Barbara Hannigan's was a recipient of the Rolf Schock Prize 2018 in the Musical Arts.

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Barbara Hannigan's is featured on four Naxos recordings of vocal works of George Frideric Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Gideon, Rinaldo, and Tobit.

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Barbara Hannigan was previously married to Dutch theatre director Gijs de Lange.

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