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Anne Sofie von Otter
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Recital

Anne Sofie
von Otter

Brooklyn Rider Quartet

Presentation

Fusion on a plate, from a Mezzo chef

‘The past is reinvented and becomes the future. But the lineage is everything’ (Philip Glass). The mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter excels in the great classical roles and particularly in travesti roles to which her range lends itself. So the programme for this recital, resolutely topical, may surprise at first glance. Accompanied by the Brooklyn Rider Quartet, Anne Sofie von Otter brings together Janáček and the Icelandic artist Björk while also ringing the changes on the American minimalist composers from Philip Glass to Nico Muhly, via John Adams. She is nothing if not adventurous, having already combined French mélodie and chanson. With her eminently delicate and elegant singing, she delights in tracing new ramifications and lineages between composers and periods, at first sight remote from each other, while inviting us to join her in reinventing the past as seen from our time.

PROGRAMME

  • Philip Glass Three selections from “Suite from Bent” – Brooklyn Rider
  • Caroline Shaw Cant voi l’aube

  • Colin Jacobsen For Sixty Cents

  • John Adams Am I in Your Light (from Doctor Atomic, arr Evan Ziporyn)

  • Tyondai Braxton
 ArpRec1 (from The Brooklyn Rider Almanac)  – Brooklyn Rider
  • Nico Muhly So Many Things


interval

  • Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 1 “The Kreutzer Sonata” – Brooklyn Rider
  • Björk
 Cover Me
 (arr Erik Arvinder) & Hunter (arr Vince Mendoza)

  • Trad. norwegian Heimlaus & Rekveen (arr Colin Jacobsen)
  • Elvis Costello Speak Darkly My Angel (arr Rob Mathes)

  • Kate Bush Pi (arr Kyle Sanna)
Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Mezzo ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
Music BROOKLYN RIDER QUARTET

Violin JOHNNY GANDELSMAN
Violin COLIN JACOBSEN
Viola NICHOLAS CORDS
Cello MICHAEL NICOLAS

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
CO-PRESENTATION Bozar Music

Agenda

Agenda