VON OTTER AND HEWITT OFFER ANTICIPATIONS OF SPRING IN DELIGHTFUL AFTERNOON OF SONG

CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

BY LAWRENCE A. JOHNSON

It may have been cold outside Mandel Hall Sunday–a fresh dusting of snow greeted exiting audience members–yet Anne Sofie von Otter and Angela Hewitt provided ample and delightful musical harbingers of spring.

The statuesque Swedish mezzo-soprano–elegantly clad in a velvet purple gown–provided a virtual model of what a successful vocal recital should be in her appearance in the University of Chicago Presents series. Hewitt proved a full partner with her vocal colleague.

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