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Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Barbara Hannigan

Girl Crazy. Concerto finale

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Duration 90 minutes
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Synopsis

Barbara Hannigan returns to Piazza Duomo for the Festival's most anticipated and well-attended event-the Final Concert-heading the Orchestra ofAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in residence to Spoleto for the fourth year.

Whether it's shouts, pops, whispers, clusters of consonants or soft melodies, Barbara Hannigan's pyrotechnic voice is always up to the task. Her virtuosity has made her the muse of the greatest contemporary composers, from John Zorn to Salvatore Sciarrino. A soprano and conductor, she creates one-of-a-kind performances, dissolving the boundary between the baton from which a musical phrase springs and the voice that intones it. Festival audiences remember her on the stage of Piazza Duomo, when in 2022 she dressed the role of Elle, the hallucinated protagonist of Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, with a large screen that also made her gestures visible to the audience.

Continuing the collection of out-of-the-ordinary female roles she favors, Hannigan brings Girl Crazy Suite to the Festival, in the adaptation she co-curated with composer Bill Elliott from George Gershwin's musical of the same name. First staged in 1930, it is among the greatest masterpieces of the American tradition and heralded Ginger Rogers' rise in the pantheon of actresses, while the film version's cast included Mickey Roneey and Judy Garland. The Suite was part of Hannigan's world tour with the Ludwig Orchestra in 2017, and the first album recorded the following year for Alpha Records from singer and conductor, which won a Grammy Award.

In the first part of the concert, the juxtaposition of symphonic pieces from different eras is equally pungent. It begins with Le festin de l'araignée, a suite from Albert Roussel's ballet about a parade of insects trapped in a spider's web among the plants of a sunny garden. The same light filters through the pages of Haydn's "London" Symphony, among the composer's most sparkling inventions. Among Jean Sibelius' best-loved works, with its melancholy, crystalline atmospheres the Valse triste is to Finland as On the Beautiful Blue Danube is to Austria.

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Program

Orchestra of theAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Direction and soprano Barbara Hannigan

Albert Roussel

Le festin de l'araignée, op.17

Suite

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 104 in D major London, Hob:I:104

Jean Sibelius

Valse triste op. 44 no. 1

George Gershwin

Girl Crazy Suite

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Dates & Tickets

Tickets: from 40 € to 140 €
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June 29
11:00
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June 30
11:00
12:00
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19:45
01 July
10:00
11:00
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13:15
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17:45
20:30
21:30
02 July
10:00
11:00
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04 July
11:00
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05 July
11:00
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06 July
11:00
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07 July
11:00
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14:15
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08 July
10:00
11:00
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09 July
10:00
11:00
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17:30
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19:45
20:45
21:45

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Biographies

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was the first in Italy to to devote itself exclusively to the symphonic repertoire, promoting premieres of 20th-century masterpieces. Since 1908 to today it has collaborated with the greatest musicians of the century: it has been conducted by from Mahler, Debussy, Strauss, Stravinsky, Toscanini, Furtwängler, De Sabata, Karajan, Abbado and Kirill Petrenko, among others. Its permanent conductors have been Molinari, Ferrara, Previtali, Markevitch, Schippers, Sinopoli, Gatti, Chunge, and Sir Antonio Pappano (2005-2023), who will be succeeded in October 2024 as the new Music Director by Englishman Daniel Harding. From 1983 to 1990 Leonard Bernstein was its Honorary President. The Orchestra and Chorus have been guests at major festivals: the London Proms, Lucerne Festivals, White Nights in St. Petersburg, Salzburg, and the most prestigious from concert halls, including the Philharmonie in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York. His intense recording activity in recent years has been crowned from several international awards and prizes. Recent recordings conducted from Antonio Pappano include Verdi's Otello with Jonas Kaufmann, Cinema with Alexandre Tharaud on piano, Insieme-Opera Duets with Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, Rossini's Messa di Gloria recently awarded at the International Classical Music Awards in the "Choral Music" section, and Puccini's Turandot with Sondra Radvanovsky and Jonas Kaufmann (March 2023, Warner Classics).

Barbara Hannigan

Embodying music with unparalleled dramatic sensitivity, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. The Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician has demonstrated a deep commitment to the music of our time and has premiered more than ninety new creations. With a 30-year career, Hannigan's artistic colleagues have included Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Sasha Waltz, John Zorn, Krszysztof Warlikowski, Simon Rattle, Katie Mitchell, Henri Dutilleux, Vladimir Jurowski, Gyorgy Ligeti, Kirill Petrenko, George Benjamin, Andreas Kriegenburg, and Hans Abrahamsen. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Göteborgs Symfoniker, Première Artiste Invitée of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Associate Artist of the London Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra from Lausanne Chamber (from 2024/25 onwards) and Reinbert de Leeuw Professor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has released six albums with Alpha Classics, including her latest disc, Infinite Voyage, in 2023. Barbara's commitment to the younger generation of musicians led her to to create the mentoring initiatives Equilibrium Young Artists (2017) and Momentum: our Future Now (2020). Barbara resides in Finistère, on the northwest coast of France, just across the Atlantic from where she grew up to Waverley, Nova Scotia.

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