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Anne Sofie von Otter
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Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter (or Anne Sophie) (born May 9, 1955 in Stockholm) is a mezzo-soprano.

Anne Sofie von Otter studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Engaged at Basle (1983-85), she made her debut as Alcina in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino and appeared as Cherubino, Hänsel, Orpheus and Clairon. She sang Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera at Aix-en-Provence in 1984 and made her Covent Garden début in 1985. The Metropolitan Opera debut in New York followed in 1988 (again as Cherubino). She has sung at the operas of Berlin, Munich, Rome and La Scala. Her roles include Dorabella, Ramiro, Ariodante, Sesto, Ismene (Alceste), Octavian, the Composer, Charlotte, Marguerite and Tancredi among many others. On records her repertoire encompasses a wide range of works from the Baroque period to 20th-century music. She particularly likes recitals and concert appearances. She is married to a stage director and mother of two children. The family lives in Sweden. She has sung under Carlos Kleiber, Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, Georg Solti and Marc Minkowski among other conductors. She is one of today’s most respected, innovative and sought-after soloists.

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