Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the most prominent
singers in their field. Born in Stockholm, the mezzo-soprano first studied at
conservatory in her hometown, but then went to Erik Werba in Vienna and in 1981 to Vera Rosza and
Geoffrey Parsons to London. To the profound
Education was followed by musical apprenticeships and years of travel, which first took her to the opera house in Drottingholm and to Basel. There she was able to prove herself with roles such as Cherubin in Mozart's "Le Nozze Di Figaro", Orpheus in Gluck's "Orphée et Eurydice" or Sextus in Mozart's "La Clemeza di Tito".
From then on, progress was rapid, initially slow
Aix-en-Provence, then to Geneva, Cologne, Berlin and Covent Garden. In 1984 she made her debut under Giuseppe
Sinopoli at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. When she won the Maria Callas Foundation prize in 1986, a larger audience finally became aware of her.

However, Anne Sofie von Otter does not limit herself to the classical and romantic repertoire, but also regularly turns to other epochs. For example, recordings of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas were made for the archive production.