An innovative and captivating performer, Barbara Hannigan is both excellent singer and conducter. There are few artists whose every performance can be called an occasion, but Barbara Hannigan is one of them. Hannigan brings exceptional technique and electrifying stage presence to a repertoire that takes in baroque, classical, modern, and contemporary pieces. Her concerts frequently see her acting, conducting, and singing (sometimes all at once), feature cutting-edge costumes, and put compositions from disparate eras side by side in thrilling combinations. Hannigan is a sensual, visionary force to be reckoned with. As Time Out London observed, "there are singers who push themselves to the limit, and then there is Barbara Hannigan."