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Otter, Anne Sofie von

Works: 1,428 works in 2,869 publications in 10 languages and 30,677 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Music  Operas  Overtures  History  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Honoree, Interviewee, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Anne Sofie von Otter
Most widely held works by Anne Sofie von Otter
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
9 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach ( Recording )
17 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil 1-6, für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, BWV 248
St. Matthew Passion Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in Russian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieder by Edvard Grieg ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in Norwegian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idomeneo K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera, in three acts
Lieder by Franz Schubert ( Recording )
56 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieder, op.2 / Gesänge, op.5 / Walzer-Gesänge nach toskanischen Volksliedern, op.6. Text: F.Gregorovius / Irmelin Rose und andere Gesänge, op.7 / Ehetanzlied und andere Gesänge, op.10 / Turmwächterlied und andere Gesänge, op.8 / Sechs Gesänge nach Gedichten von M.Maeterlinck, op.13 / Lieder, op.22 / Lieder, op.27
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven ( Recording )
9 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opname tijdens de Salzburger Festspiele 2 augustus 1954. Orfeo C 357 942 I
Requiem, K. 626 Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Latin and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Iphigénie en Aulide by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Spanish gypsy Carmen lives only for sensuality. Love drives her from man to man. She encompasses the sergeant Don José with her wiles, and leads him to mutiny and desertion. Finally nothing remains for him but to join a band of smugglers of which Carmen is a member. His fate is endurable as long as he keeps hold of the love of Carmen, but when she turns from him he is sunk into despair
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marshallin is romantically involved with young Octavian, but realizes she will have to surrender him to a younger woman. When Baron Ochs von Lerchenau arrives seeking an envoy to Sophie, the young woman he loves, the Marshallin suggests Octavian
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mots d'amour by Cécile Chaminade ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
12 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Liederzyklus für eine Singstimme und Klavier. Text: Alte deutsche Lieder, gesammelt und bearbeitet von Achim von Arnim und Clemens Brentano
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Otter, Ann Sofie von
Otter, Ann Sofie von 1955-
Otter, Anna-Sofie von 1955-
Otter, Anne S. von 1955-
Otter, Anne-Sofie von, 1955-
Otter, Anne-Sophie von 1955-
Von Otter, Anne Sofie
Von Otter, Anne Sofie, 1955-
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