Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Larcher and Mark Padmore appointed artists-in-residence at Aldeburgh 20194:40, 6th December 2018
Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Larcher and Mark Padmore have been announced as artists-in-residence at the 72nd Aldeburgh Festival, which will take place from 7-23 June 2019.
As part of her residency Hannigan will conduct Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, which will feature a cast chosen from her Equilibrium Young Artists programme, as well as Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.
Thomas Larcher’s opera The Hunting Gun will receive its UK premiere on the opening day of the festival. With a libretto by Friederike Gösweiner and directed by Austrian actor and film director Karl Markovics, the story is based on Yasushi Inoue’s best-selling 1945 Japanese novella.
Larcher’s residency also features his four string quartets performed by the Albion Quartet.
Tenor Mark Padmore’s residency includes a recital of Thomas Larcher’s A Padmore Cycle, accompanied by the composer. On 13 June, Padmore will be joined by baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Julius Drake for an evening of spoken word and songs evoking the sea as captured by Britten, Coleridge, Elgar, Eliot, Fauré, Shakespeare and Tippett, among others.
The full programme will be announced on 20 December.
Priority booking will open from 15 January. General booking will open on 19 February.