Anne Sofie von Otter has signed a deal with French label Naïve.
The Swedish mezzo-soprano leaves Deutsche Grammophon, which this month releases her album of Baroque arias, entitled “Ombre de mon amant”, on its Archiv label.
Von Otter’s first album for Naïve will be a jazz collaboration with Brad Mehldau, including jazz standards, jazz versions of Beatles songs and some pieces specially composed for her by Mehldau. The programme will be based on repertoire which can be heard at Wigmore Hall on June 2.
This will be followed in 2011 by a French opera aria album with Marc Minkowski, the programme expected to include some Berlioz works.