VON OTTER, HEWITT DOUBLE STAR POWER ON RECITAL TOUR

CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH AMERICA

BY KYLE MACMILLAN

A successful recital by any singer or instrumental soloist would be impossible without the artistry and support of a strong keyboard partner. Yet those indispensable collaborators typically have little name recognition and often get only token mention in the ads for such concerts and even in reviews.

But a series of five upcoming recitals featuring Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt is different. Their mini-North American tour Jan. 9-23 is very much a meeting of equals. Both participants are internationally recognized artists, each with an extensive discography and a long list of honors.

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