in recital with
Bengt Forsberg, piano
"Ms. Von Otter's performance was the picture of interpretive subtlety, with carefully calibrated dynamics and coloration and a velvety tone."
--The New York Times
As part of the Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool 2013 festival, Grammy-nominated Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins fellow Swede Bengt Forsberg for a one-night-only recital concert. The first half of the program offers selections by Swedish composers W. Peterson-Berger, W. Stenhammar, and Sigurd von Koch; Finnsh composer Jean Sibelius, and Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The all-French second part features works by Hahn, Chabrier, Debussy, and Canteloube. One of the finest singers of her generation, she's renowned for her diversity and artistry. Opera Now says, "She possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist."
Anne Sofie von Otter
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by
generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund,
and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger,
widow of Abe Fortas.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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