German soprano Anne Schwanewilms performs to great acclaim at the world’s major opera houses and concert venues. 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, Desdemona Otello and most recently Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Bayreuther Festspiele) and Leonore Fidelio (Wiener Staatsoper).
In concert, Schwanewilms sings works by Berg, Mahler, Strauss, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schoenberg, Verdi and Wagner. She is considered one of today’s finest Lieder recitalists, appearing regularly with Malcolm Martineau, Charles Spencer and Roger Vignoles around the world. This season engagements include Die Kaiserin Die Frau ohne Schatten (Rundfunk-Sinfonierocheter Berlin with Vladimir Jurowski); Isabella Karl V (Bayerische Staatsoper); Grand Duchess La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Dresden Semperoper) and recitals with Malcolm Martineau.
Her 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). CD releases include an album of Strauss’ Four Last Songs and Wozzeck (Naxos) which won Opera Recording (20th and 21st Century) at the 2017 ECHO Klassik Awards.
In 2002, Anne Schwanewilms was named Opernwelt’s Singer of the Year.