Thu 24 Feb 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Strauss Metamorphosen
Interval
Poulenc La voix humaine


Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £60 £48 £35 £24 £18

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From Tuesday 2 November 10am

 

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Strauss’ Metamorphosen and Poulenc’s La voix humaine: two stories of emotion in the raw from Barbara Hannigan, an artist who shoots straight for the heart and never misses.

Elderly and afraid, Richard Strauss saw his world burning – and poured all his agony into a searing wordless elegy for string orchestra. Francis Poulenc took a script by Cocteau about a woman in despair, and transformed it into an opera like no other; a telephone call that burns itself onto your memory.

In other words, this is a concert that’s pure Barbara Hannigan – the Canadian soprano and conductor whose performances are as fearless as they are penetrating. ‘I find my comfort zone in the wilderness’, she says, and tonight she appears both as conductor and as the central figure in the one-woman opera that Poulenc described as ‘tender and violent, living and cruel, sentimental and sensual’. Expect no compromises: just uncompromising emotion, and souls stripped bare.


Your Visit

Standard seating is being used for this concert. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Click here for the latest infomation on the measures that are being taken for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Barbican Centre.

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The Barbican Centre is fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.