Anne Schwanewilms German-born soprano 1967

Anne Schwanewilms German-born soprano

German Soprano Anne Schwanewilms performs to great acclaim at the world’s major opera houses and concert venues. Hailed as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss, Ms. Schwanewilms is renowned for “her unfailing instinct for the finest details of phrasing and timing” (The Guardian, 2004) and vocal “brilliance, warmth, suppleness and technical mastery” (Österreich, 2009).

Anne Schwanewilms German-born soprano 1967

Ms. Schwanewilms’ repertoire of operatic heroines extends beyond those of Strauss to include, among others, Elsa (Lohengrin), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites), Marie (Wozzeck) and Desdemona (Otello).

“A true sound painter” (MusicWeb International, 2012), Anne Schwanewilms is considered one of today’s finest lieder recitalists, appearing regularly with Malcolm Martineau, Charles Spencer and Roger Vignoles, both in Europe and abroad.

Anne Schwanewilms’ extensive discography includes DVD recordings of Die Frau ohne Schatten (Salzburger Festspiele, 2011); Der Rosenkavalier (Sachsiche Staatskapelle Dresden, 2007); Dialogues des Carmélites(Hamburgische Staatsoper, 2008); solo albums of Strauss’Four Last Songs (Markus Stenz, Gürzenich-Orchestra), Wagner arias and the Wesendonck Lieder (Cornelius Meister, RSO Wien), numerous lieder CDs and a live recording of Elektra (Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden) released by Deutsche Grammophon this year.

In 2002, Anne Schwanewilms was named Opernwelt’s Singer of the Year.
The CD production of Strauss` Elektra conducted by Christian Thielemann, in which Anne Schwanewilms sings Chrysothemis, has been nominated for a Grammy award 2014 in the category ”Best Opera Recording”.

Bayreuther Festspiele

Schwanewilms sang in Bayreuth between 1996-2017

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:355114 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2013
Debuts: Anne Schwanewilms, Nathan Stark, Anthony Kalil, Jihee Kim, Megan Marino, Danielle Talamantes, Jeongcheol Cha, Brandon Cedel, Andrey Nemzer, Matt Gibson
[Met Performance] CID:355123
Die Frau ohne Schatten {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355143
Die Frau ohne Schatten {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355149
Die Frau ohne Schatten {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355155 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2013

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