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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.

Performance at Lied Festival Barcelona

On 2 November 2020 Anne Schwanewilms makes her debut at the Lied festival Victoria de los Angeles in Barcelona. She will be accompanied by the American pianist Jonathan Ware, the program includes works by Mahler, Duparc, Strauss, Debussy and Wolf. 2 November 8 p.m., Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, Sala Domènech i Montaner.

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Concert with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Richard Wagner „Wesendonck-Lieder“, 1 and 2 October 2020

„Anne Schwanewilms possesses the elegance and attitude of the sopranos who are great Marschallins, she sang with delicate and perfectly nuanced lines.“

Scherzo, Asier Vallejo Ugarte, 4 October 2020

„Wesendonck Lieder“ in Bilbao

On 1 and 2 October 2020 Anne Schwanewilms will be a guest at the opening concert of the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa. Richard Wagner’s wonderful „Wesendonck-Lieder“ are on the program, conducted by Erik Nielsen who is principal conductor of the Basque orchestra, which has been founded 100 years ago. Performances: 1 and 2 October 2020, 19.30, Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao

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Concert of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, 5 September 2020

“The magnificent Anne Schwanewilms sings the scenes of Marie with a clear, high secure soprano and puts in her singing, in addition to magnificent top notes, much of the character of this torn figure.”

klassik-begeistert.de, Peter Sommeregger, 6 September 2020

„A highlight of the evening – the Three Fragments for Voice and Orchestra from Alban Berg’s opera ‚Wozzeck‘. A work in which the composer has shaped the social turmoils at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries with musical urgency. The soprano Anne Schwanewilms impressively succeeded in lending credibility with great intensity to Marie, the opera’s female protagonist, who is suffering from the social abysses.“

Westfälische Nachrichten, Dietrich Bretz, 24 September 2020

Concert in Lisbon

The concert with Anne Schwanewilms scheduled for 21 June 2020 with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa under the direction of Pedro Amaral will takes place on 20 September. The programme has been changed: instead of the „Rückert Lieder“ Gustav Mahler’s 4 Symphony will be performed.

Rai 5 streams „Elektra“ from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan

In cooperation with Rai 5, Milan‘s La Scala is once again showing a series of productions from its opera archive this week. On 8 May 2020 at 17.30 pm Rai 5 presents Richard Strauss’ „Elektra“ with Anne Schwanewilms as Chrysothemis. Deborah Polaski sings the titel role, the musical direction lays in the hands of Semyon Bychkov. Friday, 8 May 2020, 5.30 pm

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