Barbara Hannigan Named Principal Guest Conductor Of Gothenburg Symphony

By Francisco Salazar

Barbara Hannigan has been names Principal Guest Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

She will succeed Kent Nagano and will take the position during the 2019-2020 season. She will lead the orchestra for three years.

Hannigan is well-known as both a soprano and a conductor. She recently won the Grammy and continuously performs around the world. She is renown for her forays into contemporary music and recently performed a run of Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine” at the Opéra de Paris. She will next be part of the cast for the world premiere of George Benjamin’s “Lessons in Love and Violence” at the Royal Opera. She will also sing the title role in the world premiere of Michael Jarrell’s “Bérénice” at the Opera de Paris next season.