Von Otter

Fri 15/05/2020 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: €


Mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter, who was appointed Court Singer by the King of Sweden in 1995, sings all the tones in the dark colour scale of Alexander Zemlinsky: female figures portrayed in an early-20th-century symbolic catalogue, dark evenings, walls, gates, shadows. At the beginning of the concert we find out which Finnish composition Kimmo Hakola has chosen as the inspiration for his Helsinki Variation.


  • Susanna Mälkki


  • Anne Sofie von Otter



  • 19.00
    Kimmo Hakola

    Helsinki Variations (premiere)

  • Alexander Zemlinsky

    Maeterlinck lieder op. 13

  • 21.00
    Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 1

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