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Anne-Sofie von Otter

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Anne-Sofie von Otter

The Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) well-known opera singer and concert recitalist. She is particularly famous for her trouser roles.

Von Otter was born in Stockholm. Her father was a diplomat 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, and Wolf.

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