Anne Sofie von Otter Concert
Posted by: Victrixchen (IP Logged)
Date: October 27, 2008 10:46PM
Venue: NCPA-Concert Hall
Tel: (86-10) 64177845
"Von Otteris one of the most successful and diverse sopranos of present times . .. Both the songs and her delivery have a simplicity and a directnessthat are instantly affecting."
---- Evening Standard, October 2007
Anne Sofie von Otter was born in Stockholm and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Vera Rosza. She also attended classes in lied interpretation with Geoffrey Parsons in London and Erik Werba in Vienna.In 1980 she began her collaboration with the pianist Bengt Forsberg.Two years later she joined the ensemble of the Basle Opera, where shemade her mark as an interpreter of Mozart (Cherubino, Dorabella, Sesto)and Richard Strauss (Composer). One of the finest singers of hergeneration, the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano works with thepre-eminent conductors of the day, has triumphed at the world’s majoropera houses and is a regular guest at leading festivals. Anne Sofievon Otter has also achieved great success as a lieder interpreter,mostly in collaboration with Bengt Forsberg.