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Anne Sofie von Otter

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Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Swedish
Year of Birth: 1955

About Anne Sofie von Otter:

Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano. Her repertoire encompasses lieder, operas, oratorios and also rock and pop songs.

Von Otter was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her father was the diplomat Göran von Otter, a Swedish diplomat in Berlin during World War II. She grew up in Bonn, London and Stockholm. She studied in Stockholm and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where her teachers included Vera Rozsa. She made her professional operatic début in 1983 at the Basel Opera, as Alcina in Haydn's Orlando paladino. She made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, début in 1985 and her La Scala debut in 1987. Her Metropolitan Opera début was in December 1988 as Cherubino.

Her recording of Grieg songs won the 1993 Gramophone Record of the Year, the first time in the award's history that it had gone to a song recording. In 2001, she released her album with Elvis Costello, For the Stars, for which she won an Edison Award. She was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo in 2015 for her album of French songs, Douce France. She is a regular recital and recording partner with Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg.

In 2006, von Otter sang the Evangelist in the premiere of Sven-David Sandström's Ordet – en passion. Other work in contemporary music has included singing the role of The Woman in Senza Sangue of Péter Eötvös. In other media, she appeared in the film A Late Quartet.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
151Now what was that? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: English

Roles: Baba the Turk/Anne Trulove/Sellem
152I have not run away dear heart Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Baba the Turk
153Tutto lice sperar Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto/Nireno
154Ah! mon ami! quel accent! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04-5

Type: sceneVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse/Spalanzani/Olympia
155Tu me fuis? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.06

Type: sceneVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse
156Questa è Cornelia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz/cT B cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Curio/Cornelia/Sesto
157Sire, con Sesto il figlio Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B cT cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Tolomeo/Cornelia/Sesto
158Lascia questo sigillo Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Sesto
159Voici les valseurs! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.07

Type: finale/scene/ensembleVoice: T T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann/Olympia/Nicklausse
160Qu'entends je Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
161Mà che! vile e negletta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA S S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Cleopatra/Sesto/Nireno
162Ahi caso acerbo-1 Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.06

Type: quartetVoice: S T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera/Pastore I/Pastore III/Orfeo
163Vani sono i lamenti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
164Cornelia, in quei tuoi lumi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Cornelia/Sesto
165Je vous dis Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-2

Type: finale/ensemble/sceneVoice: T B-Br T B MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Lindorf/Nathanaël/Hermann/Nicklausse
166Mon enfant! ma fille! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.06

Type: finaleVoice: B S Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Crespel/Antonia/Nicklausse/Hoffmann
167Già torna in se Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Curio/Sesto/Cornelia
168Gluck das mir verblieb 2 Popularity:

Opera: Tote Stadt, DieComposer: KorngoldAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Paul
169Ahi caso acerbo-2 Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.09

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
170La Reggia Tolomeo Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/Mz/cT S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Cesare/Sesto/Cornelia/Curio
171Ah! que j'aime les militaires Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.03-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/Fritz/Baron Puck/General Boum
172Cornelia, infauste nove Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nireno/Cornelia/Sesto
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