Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider
  • Edinburgh International Festival

The Swedish mezzo soprano joins the vibrant string quartet for a concert that blends music by Schubert and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the most respected singers of her generation, celebrated across the worlds opera stages and concert halls for the precision and care of her performances, and the sweetness of her voice. Her passions stretch beyond classical music, however, and she has previously collaborated with artists including singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau.

She is joined by New Yorks vibrant Brooklyn Rider string quartet, themselves famed for their genre-straddling crossovers, in a concert blending music by Schubert and iconic singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, also the composer of two operas.

Using the movements of Schuberts powerful Death and the Maiden Quartet as a connecting thread, von Otter and Brooklyn Rider chart a compelling journey through love and death, bringing together new songs and instrumental pieces by Wainwright with selections from Schuberts gripping song-cycle Winterreise, reimagined for string quartet by composer Osvaldo Golijov.

Supported by

Niall and Carol Lothian

With additional support from

Anne Sofie von Otter Mezzo Soprano

Brooklyn Rider

Wainwright Trois Valses Anglaises arr. Colin Jacobsen

Schubert Death and the Maiden String Quartet No 14

Schubert Winterreise Selections arr. Osvaldo Golijov

Wainwright Three Songs for Lulu arr. Rob Moose

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