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THE SCOOP | Barbara Hannigan Appointed Associate Artist At London Symphony Orchestra

By Michael Vincent on February 21, 2022

Barbara Hannigan
Barbara Hannigan (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

The London Symphony Orchestra has named Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan as LSO Associate Artist for three years.

An unprecedented move

The LSO has created the role to sit alongside the LSO’s family of conductors. The goal is to benefit from Hannigan’s distinct creative influences and develop the creative diversity of the LSO. Duties include developing new programs and making suggestions for a repertoire throughout the Season. She will also go to Europe in March 2023 with the LSO for their European tour.

What they’re saying

‘I am thrilled to accept this appointment, developing and performing beautiful and fascinating programmes with my colleagues at the LSO,” Hannigan said. “This collaboration gives me a lot of energy and inspiration.”

“Already in her performances with LSO over the last few years, she has introduced players and audiences to new works that lend themselves to her special talents, said Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the LSO. “This exciting exploration of new repertoire is precisely what the LSO thrives on, and the time is right to take this next step in our relationship with her.

Cementing a fruitful relationship

Hannigan has performed relatively often with the LSO — usually with near-unanimous rave reviews. Their relationship started with Gerald Barry’s La Plus Forte – a one-woman Opera – with the LSO in 2007 with Thomas Adès conducting and Zoltán Kocsis on the piano. Things progressed when Hannigan returned clad in a schoolgirl uniform performing Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre with Simon Rattle.

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