Anne Sofie Von Otter

Mezzo-soprano (Stockholm, 1955 -)

A great Mozart and Richard Strauss opera performer, Anne-Sofie von Otter is an artist with an eclectic, various, and original repertoire.

Anne-Sofie von Otter started her singing studies late in Stockholm, her hometown. She then continued at Guildhall School in London with Vera Rozsa. After specializing in the Lied genre with Geoffrey Parsons and Erik Werba, she joined in 1982 the Basel Opera troupe. She was noticed for her portrayal of Octavian's role in Richard Strauss's The Rose Knight.

Anne-Sofie von Otter performed on the biggest international stages: Metropolitan, Royal Opera House, La Scala in Milan, Deutsch Oper in Berlin and the Munich Opera, as well as many festivals under the direction of great conductors: James Levine, John Eliott Gardiner, Marc Minkowski, Jeffrey Tate, Kent Nagano, Carlos Kleiber, Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

A singer with great flexibility and an ever-evolving repertoire, Anne-Sofie von Otter is both a passionate interpreter of early music and French songs and collaborates with various personalities from the musical world such as Elvis Costello and Brad Mehldau. The diversity and quality of her vocal choices have been rewarded with numerous awards. She received a Grammy Award, a Diapason d'Or, voted Artist of the Year in England in 1996 and singer of the year at the German Echo-Klassik Awards in 1995 and 2000. 

Six landmark dates in the life of Anne-Sofie von Otter 

2013: Douce France, an album dedicated to melody and French song, from Debussy to Moustaki
2010: Love Songs album release with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau
2001: collaboration with Elvis Costello on his album For the Stars
1990: named discographic performer of the year
1994: debut at the Vienna Opera in Mozart's Idomeneo
1985: first appearance as Cherubino in Covent Garden

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