Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter's Douce France wins the 2015 Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Ms. von Otter performed with pianist Angela Hewitt for UChicago Presents on January 11, 2015.
Ms. von Otter is one of today's most recorded artists with an unrivalled discography built across a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of the profession. Considered the superlative Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) of her generation, Anne Sofie von Otter has appeared in the role at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris, and The Metropolitan Opera.
A busy concert schedule takes von Otter to all corners of the globe and she has recently appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with David Robertson, New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, Boston Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Gatti and Washington's National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. For the recent Wagner bicentenary she performed Wesendonck Lieder with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Marc Minkowski and with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt under Paavo Järvi, and she appeared with Jonas Kaufmann and the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by the late Claudio Abbado for a televised performance of Das Lied von der Erde on the centenary of Mahler's death.