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Anne Sofie von Otter

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The Resume

    (May 9, 1955- )
    Sang in ‘Der Rosenkavalier,’ ‘Idomeneo,’ ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio,’ ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea,’ ‘La Clemenza di Tito,’ ‘L’Orfeo,’ ‘The Damnation of Faust’ and ‘La Cenerentola’

Why she might be annoying:

    She is manly.
    In operas, she is typecast as men.
    She released a CD of ABBA covers.
    She says she wants to slap interviewers when they ask boring questions.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She has a smooth mezzo-soprano voice.
    She is comfortable in many musical styles.
    Unlike many opera singers, she is considered an excellent actress.
    She is modest.
    She has sung with Elvis Costello.
    She loves Sweden, her home country.
    She has recipes for cookies and candy on her official Website.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 102 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 58 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 120 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 156 Votes: 67.31% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 470 Votes: 43.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 200 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 155 Votes: 35.48% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 164 Votes: 43.90% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 418 Votes: 42.58% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 74 Votes: 43.24% Annoying