When world-renowned Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter occupies Opera she offers popular chansons and French classic songs from the 20th century. Along with Bengt Forsberg on piano and a small band of musicians she transforms main stage to a French lounge for the evening.
Von Otter has previously moved beyond the classical music borders with great success, including in cooperation with Elvis Castello. This evening she sings songs from his double album Douce France - timeless treasures from the rich French music history.
After she debuted in the role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro in 1985, Anne Sofie von Otter acted by some of the world's biggest stages, as opera houses in Paris, Vienna, London and New York. She has been a soloist with star orchestras and collaborated with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Paavo Järvi, Sakari Oramo and Claudio Abbado. She gives regular recitals with pianist Bengt Forsberg, and has more than a hundred recordings of oratorios, opera, lieder and songs behind.