Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation, a multi-award-winning performer and recording artist who over the course of four decades has been a luminous presence on the world’s major stages, performing leading operatic roles and shining in concert and recital.
Her repertoire embraces everything from arias to contemporary pop songs, and her thirst for collaboration led her to Brooklyn Rider, the adventurous string quartet with whom she has performed songs by everyone from Caroline Shaw to Björk.
Now, we’re thrilled to welcome von Otter and Brooklyn Rider to Kilkenny with an unmissable new project. Songs of Love and Death pairs Schubert with brand-new works by Rufus Wainwright, whose modern-day operatic torch songs are the perfect complement to Schubert’s exquisite lieder of love, death and despair.
Rufus Wainwright: Trois Valses Anglaises, arr. Rob Moose
Franz Schubert: String Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden, D 531
Franz Schubert: from Winterreise, D 911, arr. Osvaldo Golijov
‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’
Rufus Wainwright: Three Songs for Lulu, arr. Rob Moose