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Otter, Anne Sofie von

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Works: 1,313 works in 3,217 publications in 8 languages and 31,877 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Overtures  Operas  Oratorios  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Honoree, Interviewee, Other, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Anne Sofie von Otter
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss ( )
33 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
Messiah by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An oratorio in 3 parts
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
9 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach ( Recording )
20 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 532 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 )
3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugen Onegin: Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten, op.24. Libretto: Konstantin S. Schilowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Lieder by Edvard Grieg ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in Norwegian and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idomeneo K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera, in three acts
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Préparation à l'écoute de l'opéra ; explication de l'intrigue et du livret ; étude des personnages et des voix."--Conteneur
L'enfance du Christ a sacred triology, op. 25 by Hector Berlioz ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PEARS, Peter (tenor). ST ANTHONY SINGERS. GOLDSBROUGH ORCHESTRA. DAVIS, Colin (conductor)
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven ( Recording )
14 editions published in 1994 in 5 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphonies,. n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Hänsel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch
Iphigénie en Aulide by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iphigénie en Aulide: Tragédie-opéra en trois actes. Livret: François Louis Gand-Leblanc du Roullet
Requiem, K. 626 Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Latin and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
14 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 336 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 320 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
Gloria Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Latin and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MCCRACKEN, James (tenor). NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). ARNOLD, David (baritone). SCOWN, Kim (tenor). KLEMPERER, Werner (sprechstimme [speaker]) TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. OZAWA, Seiji (conductor)
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
 
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ANN-SOPHIE VON OTTER
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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German (84)
French (57)
English (57)
Italian (50)
Latin (18)
Russian (13)
Dutch (2)
Norwegian (1)
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