Reviews: Aldeburgh Festival 2019

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Reviews from the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival: “the young cast offered some knockout performances” (The Times); “Among the outstanding singers of Equilibrium are stars in the making.” (Opera Today)

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“Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia”: Reviews from the Ojai Music Festival

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Reviews from performances by EQ Young Artists at the Ojai Music Festival: “Fleur Barron, an earthy Baba the Turk in “The Rake’s Progress,” sounded like a Carmen in the making. The soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou was an entrancing soloist in Vivier’s “Lonely Child,” a head trip of a piece in a musical language both direct and mysterious. With a natural command of the stage, James Way, a tenor with a delicate voice, was a consistent scene stealer.” (The New York Times)

EQ Artists at Ojai Music Festival: program

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The US debut of Equilibrium Young Artists is this week at the Ojai Music Festival from 6 – 9 June 2019. Barbara Hannigan is Music Director for the 2019 edition of the festival; LUDWIG ensemble-in-residence and Equilibrium artists-in-residence. PROGRAM Thursday June 6, 2019

 | 1:00-4:30pm Ojai Presbyterian Church
 OJAI TALKS 
Led by Ojai Talks Director Ara Guzelimian, these insightful sessions …

Reviews: The Rake’s Progress EQ European tour

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Reviews from the European tour of The Rake’s Progress. “They delivered the most beautiful and moving Stravinsky’s The Rake Progress I have ever heard.” – “Und das Sängerensemble war wirklich herausragend gut” – “Rake needs plenty of neoclassical punch and crispness and Hannigan and Ludwig delivered.”

EQ Summit in Amsterdam

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At the beginning of July, EQ artists met up in Amsterdam for the first EQ Summit. It was a very impactful and insightful gathering: morning yoga and meditation tailor-made for EQ with Phyllis Ferwerda, putting Friendly Eyes into practice with dynamic awareness, focus and meditation exercises led by topsport mentor/coach Jackie Reardon, intensive Q&A session led by Barbara about how we can all approach our …

Equilibrium at Ojai Music Festival 2019

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Ojai Festival 2019 Music Director Barbara Hannigan and Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris shared initial programming for the 73rd Festival, June 6-9, 2019. The programme features Barbara in various facets: as a singer, conductor and mentor, including performances of The Rake’s Progress with EQ singers.

EQ Artists in world premiere at Staatsoper Hamburg

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Two EQ artists will be part of the world premiere of Benjamin by Peter Ruzicka at the Staatsoper Hamburg this Sunday, June 3rd. Mezzo-soprano Marta Świderska sings the role of Dora K. and conductor Gabriella Teychenné is the souffleuse for the production (or maybe better to call her the coast guard!) About Benjamin Music by Peter Ruzicka; Libretto by Yona …