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Concerts in Hamburg in 2023

Anne Schwanewilms returns to the Elbphilharmonie in the 2022/2023 concert season. “Fantastic Expectation” is the title of the concert by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, which will be performed under the direction of Sylvain Cambrelingonce in the Laeiszhalle and once in Elbphilharmonie . The program features Arnold Schoenberg’s “Erwartung” and Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.”

Dates: 18 June 2023, 7 p.m. 20 June 2023, 8 p.m.

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Konzert mit der Neuen Philharmonie Westfalen und Rasmus Baumann, Gelsenkirchen, 21 March 2022

„Anne Schwanewilms proved herself to be a first-class soprano, combining impressive technical expertise with the talent to breathe life into the sentiments of the poem texts wrapped in words – playfully in the ‚Villanelle‘, with the necessary gravity in the lament ‚Sur les lagunes‘, then again equally tender, powerful and full of longing in ‚Au cimetière (Claire de lune)‘. As one of the most renowned artists for Lied programs, she was able to tell stories with her voice like hardly any other, with her almost unbelievable vocal control, and once again lived up to her reputation as a ‚sound paintress‘”.

Rheinische Post, Katrin Schelter, 22 March 2022

Concert with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen »Lyrik«, Berlioz and Dukas, 16 March 2022

“Highly concentrated, unbelievably flexible in the change of mood, the orchestra accompanies Anne Schwanewilms’ luminous, in the lyrical part amazingly voluminous splendid soprano in Hector Berlioz’ early “Nuits d’été”. (…) Praised as a leading Strauss interpreter, the native of Gelsenkirchen hits the plainly folksong-like at the beginning. With ravishing shades, she masters the legato of great lines with a perfect swinging change of register in the death dream of the “Spectre de la rose” as well as the pausing, the renouncing longing with a slightly excited vibrato or the inspiring barcarole magic in the last of these first orchestral songs in music history. Admirable how she meets the enormous demand of differentiated shaping of the much too seldom performed work.«

Recklinghäuser Zeitung, Bernd Aulich, 19 March 2022

Concert Richard Strauss „Vier letzte Lieder“, 7 March 2022

“As in the following songs, in which the orchestra has not only an accompanying function, but rather the singing voice is another instrument, Schwanewilms displays with her soprano lavish colorfulness and tonal opulence. It may sound contradictory, but at the same time her interpretation sounds vocally rich in soul and intimate.An epic breath pervades it all.«

Reutlinger Generalanzeiger, Christoph B. Ströhle, 9 March 2022

Concert with Konrad Suttmeyer (Organ) in Gladbeck, Wolf, Mahler, Straussm, 8 January 2022

“Schwanewilm’s voice seemed to float in from much farther away than the organ stage on which she stood. Her brilliant highs were enveloped in an inexplicable aura that takes one’s breath away, the depth was of magical substance. (…) Everything seems as if Hugo Wolf had written these songs for her. (…) Unanimous bowing to a great voice and a magnificent program”.

WAZ, Barbara Seppi, 9 January 2022

Concert »Seelenmusik« with Anne Schwanewilms

In cooperation with the Summer Campus of the University of Music and Theatre in Rostock, the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern presents the concert “Seelenmusik” with late romantic orchestral works. Anne Schwanewilms, who teaches one of the master classes at the university this summer, performs songs by Gustav Mahler, the conductor is Marcus Bosch. The soloists of the summer campus can also be heard. 26 August 2021, Niendorf (on the island of Poel)

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World premiere Lied cycle „Dennoch“

On Saturday, 12 June 2021 at 7.30 p.m., Anne Schwanewilms and pianist Manuel Lange, as well as actress Nicole Averkamp, will be guests at the festival „Heidelberger Frühling“ with a program centered around the texts of the Heidelberg poet Hilde Domin. The focus of the evening will be on the premiere of the song cycle “Dennoch“ („nevertheless“) by composer Stefan Heucke, who has set poems by Hilde Domin to music. This premiere will be complemented by a selection from Hugo Wolf’s “Mörike-Lieder” and readings of selected poems by Hilde Domin.

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„Lohengrin“ with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

A recording of Richard Wagner’s romantic opera „Lohengrin“ with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Jaap van Zweden is currently available on the website of the Dutch radio station NOP Radio 4. In the recording from February 2, 2008, Klaus Florian Vogt (title role), Anne Schwanewilms (Elsa), Eike Wilm Schulte (Telramund), Marianne Cornetti (Ortrud) and Ronnie Johansen (Heinrich) sing.

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„Die Frau ohne Schatten“ from the MET

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the MET has canceled the entire 2020/2021 season. Instead, the opera house broadcasts one production each week in its „Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee broadcast“ series. On 24 April 2021, the program will present a recording of Richard Strauss’ „Die Frau ohne Schatten“ from 2013 with Anne Schwanewilms as Empress. Vladimir Jurowski is the musical director.

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Lied recital in Barcelona cancelled

Due to the Catalan government’s decision to cancel all cultural events until mid-November 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the recital with Anne Schwanewilms and Jonathan Ware scheduled for 2 November 2020, unfortunately also has to be cancelled. The concert would have been Anne Schwanewilms’ debut at the Vittoria de los Angeles Lied Festival, but it will be made up for at a later date.