I am searching for musicians with a sense of individual drive, who have great passion and curiosity, and of course, the voice and technique to go with it.
Please, look at my work and aesthetic, and deeply consider if what I have to offer or inspire as an artist is appropriate for your goals and dreams. I do not want any of us to waste our time. This is not a general casting call for a gig.
Equilibrium is for singers who:
In Barbara’s words
Barbara Hannigan gave the keynote speech, titled “Equilibrium” on the opening night of the Lucerne Festival 2016.
“Barbara Hannigan talks about how to create a masterpiece and her journey from soprano to maestro”
Neil Fisher, The Times
In this portrait article, Barbara speaks to The Times and The Sunday Times about recent world premieres, her soprano-to-maestro move, and a new “elite squad”, a foundation for young singers.
“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting”
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times
In this feature article, Barbara discusses her path from soprano to conductor and her inspirations for leading roles she performs.
“I am searching for musicians with a sense of individual drive, who have great passion and curiosity, and of course, the voice and technique to go with it.
“Our value as creative artists is not measured only by our own performances,
but by what we can inspire in others.”
Equilibrium’s first project will be three semi-staged performances of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with Gothenburg Symphony in December 2018, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
Further performances of The Rake’s Progress are planned for the spring and summer 2019 in Europe and the US.
For the Gothenburg production we are looking for Europe-based singers when possible.
Last spring Equilibrium held general auditions for projects in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. The casting for the The Rake’s Progress is complete.
A new round of auditions will eventually take place for upcoming Equilibrium projects.
STOCKHOLM – 25 March 2017
ZURICH – 3 April 2017
PARIS – 14 and 15 April 2017
LONDON – 22 and 23 June 2017