LUNENBURG: Waverley’s Barb Hannigan is coming home this summer for a performance on the South Shore.
In a post last month, Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) officially announced that Hanningan, a N.S.-born soprano and conductor, would be performing at their location on Aug. 28. The show will begin at 8 p.m.
Joining Hannigan will be the four artists recently selected for the program’s premiere offering: two performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in January 2020. They include soprano Jenavieve Moore, a native of Penticton, B.C. now living in Germany; mezzo soprano Jillian Bonner of Saint John, N.B. (currently at LAMP as part of Richard Margison’s Spring Opera Studio!); tenor Charles Sy of Toronto; and Victoria-born lyric bass Trevor Eliot Bowes.
Through intense workshops, EQ artists work towards professional performance opportunities with some of the world’s leading orchestras.
It’s inaugural 2018/19 season included The Rake’s Progress directed by Linus Fellbom (Gothenburg Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Ludwig Orchestra, European tour and performances at Aldeburgh and Ojai Festivals), and Mozart’s Requiem (Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic).
It’s been several years since Hannigan last performed in Nova Scotia.
A Grammy and multi-Juno Award winner and member of the Order of Canada, she recently received Denmark’s highest classical music honour, the Leonie Sonning Music Prize.
Tickets for this very special event are on sale now for $150 each. Reserve yours today by calling 902-634-8667.