Anne Sofie von Otter cancels Berlin after family tragedymain
The Swedish mezzo has withdrawn from Barrie Kosky’s upcoming Komische Oper cabaret I wish I was a chicken, following the tragic death of her husband Benny Fredriksson.
The production has been postponed to next season. Kosky said: ‘We deeply regret Anne Sofie von Otter’s loss and wish her and her family much strength during this difficult time. We fully understand that she is currently unable to work on this project, and are all the more pleased that, despite everything, she has already signalled her interest in a later staging of I wish I was a chicken!’