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Anne Buter (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: near Cologne, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Anne Buter, received her Master's Degree in Voice from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where she studied voice with Professor Daphne Evangelatos and art-song interpretation with Professor Wolfram Rieger and Professor Helmut Deutsch. She continued her studies in 2-year postgraduate program in Munich, including first performances in the opera school. She also attended master-classes with Margarethe Bence and Brigitte Fassbaender. She won a prize at the Hans Pfitzner Lied-Competition in Munich in 1994 and at the Internationaler Bachwettbewerb in Leipzig 1996.

Anne Buter made her opera debut as Niklas in Tales of Hofmann at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich in 1995. She is also an active opera performer. Among recent notable roles was Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, a study production with Sir Colin Davis. In the last opera season she appeared As a guest as Annius in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at the Opera House in Lucerne.

Anne Buter has performed oratorios, chamber music and lieder on radio and international concerts under Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Olaf Henzold, Peter Kuhn, Kay Johannsen, Hayko Siemens and Roderich Kreile brought her to the Prinzregententheater in Munich, to the Munich Gasteig, the Herkulessaal Munich, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, the Music Hall in Hamburg, the Grand Opera in Lyon, the Stedelijkmuseum of Amsterdam, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the King´s Hall in London and the Kreuzkirche in Dresden.

A superb interpreter of chamber music and art-song; Anne Buter has achieved acclaim in concerts with rarely-performed chamber-music works. Her concerts have been broadcast by the Bavarian Radio, Radio France, the BBC, Netherlands Radio, Südwestfunk and RBB Berlin. She has appeared in concerts throughout Europe with Juliane Banse, Ofelia Sala, Thomas Quasthoff, James Taylor, Jochen Kupfer, Christian Ivaldi, Isabelle Faust (violin), Massimo Quarta, Alain Meunier (cello), Pascal Devoyon, Bruno Guiranna (viola), the Auryin String Quartett, the New Stuttgarter String Quartett, Claudia Popp, Reinild Mees (piano) and the Gewandhausoktett Leipzig. In 1996, she became a member of the Münchner Liedtrio; she also founded the duo Aria Graziosa with the concert-guitarrist Peter Meier.

An avid perfomer of chamber music Anne Buter is guest at many international music festivals, such as the Musicades in Lyon, Scarlattifestival in Naples, Jewish Music Festival and Festival of Central European Culture in London, Choriner Festwochen in Berlin, European Musikfestival in Toblach, Bachfest Leipzig, Traunsteiner Orgelwochen and international music festival La Musica in Sarasota/Florida.

Anne Buter is an adjunct faculty member of the Richard Strauss Konservatoriumin Munich.

Anne Buter can be heard in a variety of recordings, for example: Haydn's Missa cellensis with the Orpheus Ensemble München and in the recording of Franz Schreker's complete song oeuvre by Channel Classics.

Source: Channel Classics Records Website; Anne Buter Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Roderich Kreile


BWV 232 [1st]

Links to other Sites

Schreker - Complete Songs for Voice and Piano Volume 1 (Channel Classics Records)

Anne Buter - Mezzosopran (Official Website) [German]

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