Hanna Schwarz mezzosopran/alto
Hanna Schwarz debuterade 1970 som Maddalena i Rigoletto och fick engagemang på operan i Hnnover.1973 knöts hon till Staatsoper i Hamburg där hon sjöng en varierad repertoar. Från 1975 har hon uppträtt regelbundet i Bayreuth som bl.a. Erda och Fricka i Nibelungens ring och dessa partier har hon också sjungit på operan i San Francisco. 1977 debuterade hon på Grand Opéra i Paris som Preziosilla i Verdis ödets makt och sjöng 1979 gymnasisten i Begs Lulu på samma scen. Hon sjunger regelbundet på alla de stora scenerna, särskilt Wagner.
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Born: August 15, 1943 – Hamburg, Germany
The German mezzo-soprano, Hanna Schwarz, studied in Hamburg, Hannover and Essen.
In 1970 Hanna Schwarz made her operatic debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto in Hannover. In 1973 she became a member of the Hamburg State Opera. She sang with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich for the first time in 1974. In 1975 she made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and continued to sing there during the next decade. In 1977 she made her USA debut as Fricka in Das Rheingold at the San Francisco Opera, and also appeared as Preziosilla at the Paris Opéra. In 1978 she sang Cherubino at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In February 1979 she appeared as Countess Geschwitz in the first complete performance of Lulu at the Paris Opéra. That same year she also made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as soloist in L.v. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. In 1980 she sang for the first time at London’s Covent Garden as Waltraute and returned to the Salzburg Festival to sing Juana in a concert performance of Krenek’s Karl V. In 1992 she made her first operatic stage appearance at the Salzburg Festival when she sang Herodias.
As a concert artist, Hanna Schwarz sang widely in Europe and North America.