Arabella – Barcelona 2014

"Anne Schwanewilms succeeded in making the heroine a three-dimensional and interesting character……. She vocally and physically embodied the character, as a rather cool but confused ingenue in Act I, a somewhat reluctant but happy lover in Act II, and a realistic and perhaps cynical woman of the world in Act III. Her middle voice was especially rich and sweet; every word and phrase was clearly articulated with subtle nuance and meaning; she was elegant and poised, and acted well with her body and face. Her Act I solo, “Aber der Richtige”, as well as her long monologue at the end of the act as her voice warmed up, were both quietly breathtaking in their longing and heartache."

Ako Imamura, 24.11.2014,