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Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is an opera singer and concert recitalist. She is particularly known for her trouser roles. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role) is a role in which an actress appears in male clothes (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment at the time breeches roles were introduced). ...

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Biography

Von Otter was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her father was the diplomat Göran von Otter and she grew up in Bonn, London and Stockholm. After studying in Stockholm and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she was engaged by the Basel Opera, where she made her operatic début in 1983 as Alcina in Haydn's Orlando paladino. She made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden début in 1985 and her Metropolitan Opera début in 1988 as Cherubino. In 1987, she made her La Scala debut. She has had notable success in roles of Mozart, Handel, and Monteverdi. In recitals, she excels in the music of Mahler, Brahms, Grieg, Wolf and Sibelius. In 2001 she released an album with Elvis Costello, for which she won an Edison Award. Among the conductors she has worked with repeatedly are William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, and Myung-Whun Chung. Most of her recitals and many of her recordings have been collaborations with Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg. For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Göran von Otter (1907 – 1988) was a Swedish diplomat in Berlin during World War II. Anne Sofie von Otter is von Otters daughter. ... Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in the City of London, UK. The first Guildhall School was housed in an old warehouse in Aldermanbury, but these premises soon proved too small. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Haydn” redirects here. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, by night. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... George Frideric Handel (German Georg Friedrich Händel), (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German-born British Baroque music composer. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... “Mahler” redirects here. ... Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. ... Edvard Grieg Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the romantic period. ... Photograph of Hugo Wolf Hugo Wolf (March 13, 1860 – February 22, 1903) was an Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder. ... Johan Julius Christian Jean / Janne Sibelius ( ; December 8, 1865 – September 20, 1957) was a Finnish composer of classical music and one of the most notable composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... William Christie can refer to: William Henry Mahoney Christie (1845–1922), astronomer. ... Marc Minkowski is a French conductor of mostly baroque works and french neoclassical music, he was born in Paris in 1962. ... Claudio Abbado (born June 26, 1933) is a noted Italian conductor. ... Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. ... Myung-Whun Chung (January 22, 1953, Seoul) is a Korean-American pianist and conductor. ...


She is married to Benny Fredriksson, an actor and theatre director, and has two children.


Lieder and songs

Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843–September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Schumann is the name of several notable people: Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), German composer (husband of composer Clara Schumann) Clara Wieck Schumann (1819 - 1896), German pianist and composer, (wife of composer Robert Schumann) Georg Schumann (1886 - 1945), German Communist and resistance fighter against the Nazis Georg Schumann (1866 - 1952), German... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Schubert redirects here. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Young Boys Magic Horn) is a collection of German folk poems collected by Achim von Arnim and Clemens von Brentano and published in the 1800s. ... The German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff (born November 9, 1959) is generally regarded as one of the finest lieder singers of his generation. ... Mahler refers to: Alma Maria Mahler-Werfel, or Alma Maria Schindler-Mahler Anna Mahler Arthur Mahler, Austrian archeologist Bruce Mahler, actor David Mahler, composer Eduard Mahler, Austrian astronomer; born in Hungary Gustav Mahler, Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor Halfdan T. Mahler, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... “Mahler” redirects here. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Cécile Chaminade Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (August 8, 1857 – April 13, 1944) was a French composer and pianist. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Portrait of Berlioz by Signol, 1832 Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie Fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Requiem of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ...

Operas

Hänsel und Gretel is an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck (Humperdinck himself described it as a fairy opera. ... For the pop singer of this name, see Engelbert Humperdinck (singer) Engelbert Humperdinck (September 1, 1854 – September 27, 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera, Hänsel und Gretel (1893). ... Jeffrey Tate (born April 28, 1943, Salisbury) is a prominent English conductor. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante (Italian: Idomeneo, King of Crete, or, Ilia and Idamante; usually referred to simply as Idomeneo, K. 366) is an Italian opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... Le Nozze di Figaro, is a comic opera composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Beaumarchais. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621, was an opera seria written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Several notable women of Ancient Rome bore the name Agrippina. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. ... Philips Classics Records was started in the eighties as the new classics record label for Philips Records. ... Werther is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, based on the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. ... Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer. ... For the opera by Étienne Méhul, see Ariodant. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos) is an opera by Richard Strauss with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... Hercules (HWV 60) is a music drama in three acts by George Frideric Handel. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... For other uses, see Carmen (disambiguation). ... Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875), was a French composer of the romantic era best known for his opera Carmen. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Serse (also known as Xerxes) is an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ...

Other Recordings

For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, usually referred to as Lennon/McCartney (sometimes McCartney/Lennon), is one of the best-known and most successful musical collaborations of all time. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Messiah (HWV 56) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto by Charles Jennens. ... Joyce Arleen Auger (or Augér) (September 13, 1939 - June 10, 1993) was an American soprano singer, admired for her coloratura voice and interpretations of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi, Gluck, and Mozart. ... Michael Chance (b. ... Howard Crook (born June 15, 1947) is an American lyric tenor singer who has lived and worked in the Netherlands and France since the early 1980s. ... John Tomlinson may refer to: John Tomlinson (educationalist) (1932-2005), British educationalist John Tomlinson (singer) (born 1946), English opera singer John Tomlinson (politician), Lord Tomlinson of Walsall (born 1939), former MP and MEP John Tomlinson (comics), a comics writer for 2000 AD John Tomlinson (teacher) born 1944 This human name... Trevor David Pinnock CBE (born December 16, 1946) is an English conductor and harpsichordist. ... The English Concert is a Baroque orchestra playing on authentic instruments based in London. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Messiah (HWV 56) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto by Charles Jennens. ... Sylvia McNair (born June 23, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer who is equally at home on the stages of Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and in the intimate environs of the Rainbow Room and the Algonquin’s legendary Oak Room. ... Michael Chance (b. ... Jerry Hadley (June 16, 1952 – July 18, 2007) was an American operatic tenor, who was a protegé of famous soprano Dame Joan Sutherland and her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge. ... Robert Lloyd (1733-1764) was an English poet and satirist. ... The Academy of St. ... Sir Neville Marriner (born April 15, 1924) is a conductor and violinist. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... Composer Ludwig van Beethoven The Symphony No. ... Anthony Rolfe Johnson (born November 5, 1940) is an English tenor singer. ... The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in Kings College Chapel, Cambridge. ... Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. ... “Mahler” redirects here. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Painting of Berlioz by Gustave Courbet, 1850. ... Bryn Terfel The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel, CBE (born November 9, 1965) is one of the best-known contemporary opera and concert singers. ... Myung-Whun Chung (January 22, 1953, Seoul) is a Korean-American pianist and conductor. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small Worcestershire village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... The Dream of Gerontius, popularly called just Gerontius, is an oratorio (Opus 38) in two parts composed by Edward Elgar in 1900, to text from the poem by Cardinal Newman. ... David Rendall (born April 22, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a young Canadian actor with frequent recurring roles as Ted on Radio Free Roscoe and Vern on Dark Oracle. ... Sir Colin Rex Davis (born September 25, 1927) is a noted British conductor. ...

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  • Anne-Sofie von Otter's website

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