Making of Video „The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein“

In a making of Interview at the Semperoper Dresden, Anne Schwanewilms explains how she worked her way into the role of the Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and what demands Offenbach’s operetta makes on the singers.

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Interview with the MDR „Opernmagazin“

Less than a week before the premiere of „The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein“ the MDR „Opernmagazin“ broadcast an interview with Anne Schwanewilms. With music editor Bettina Volksdorf Anne Schwanewilms talks about singing Operetta, how political Offenbach can be and why she is looking forward to the premiere. The interview starts at minute 9:50.

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Elsa at the Dallas Opera

In autumn 2020, Anne Schwanewilms will sing in the US: the soprano will take on the role of Elsa in a new production of Richard Wagner’s „Lohengrin“ at the Dallas Opera. French stage director Louis Désiré is responsible for the production, Dallas Opera music director Emmanuel Villaume has the musical direction. Premiere: 30 October 2020, performances: 1, 4 and 7 November 2020.

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„Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein“ at the Semper Opera House

On 29 February 2020 Jacques Offenbach’s opera-bouffe „Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein” with Anne Schwanewilms in the title role will have its premiere at the Semperoper in Dresden. Josef E. Köpplinger, specialist for entertaining music theatre, is the stage director of this new production, Jonathan Darlington will conduct the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. Performances on 29 February 2020 and 3, 6, 20, 24, 26 March 2020.

Recital at the Elbphilharmonie

New on this website: a video with impressions of the recital in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 23 October 2019. Anne Schwanewilms sings Lieder by Claude Debussy and Othmar Schoeck. Piano: Malcolm Martineau


Anne Schwanewilms hostes opera gala at the Semperoper Dresden

With an annual opera gala, the Semperoper Foundation honours outstanding artistic personalities, talented young artists and ensembles of international renown who belong to or are closely associated with the Semperoper Dresden. Anne Schwanewilms will present the gala on 17 November 2019. This year Jón Vallejo, first soloist of the Semperoper Ballet receives an award. Soloists of the Semperoper opera ensemble will present an aria programme, Omer Meir Wellber has the musical direction.

Guest at the Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé

On the day before her recital in Hamburg, Anne Schwanewilms will be a guest at the Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé. With Ulrich von Saurma she talks about the art of song interpretation, Strauss opera roles and her artistic plans.
Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé am Mönkebergbrunnen, Barkhof 3, 20095 Hamburg.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 6 p.m., free entry.

Recital at the Elbphilharmonie

„Recitals are my staging“, says Anne Schwanewilms. „Here I can create something from the beginning, with the simplest means – the voice and the piano.“ On 23 October 2019 she will be a guest at the Elbphilharmonie for the first time. Her programme includes Lieder by Robert Schumann, Othmar Schoeck, Henri Duparc and Claude Debussy. The Scottish pianist Malcom Martineau will accompany her.

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Matinee at the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt

Lieder by Robert Schumann, Othmar Schoeck, Hugo Wolf and Gustav Mahler are on the programme of the song matinee by Anne Schwanewilms and pianist Daniel Heide. The concert on 15 September 2019 at the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt starts at 11.00 a.m.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur broadcasts “Frau ohne Schatten” from Berlin

On 7 September 2019 at 7.05 p.m., Deutschlandfunk Kultur will broadcast a recording of the enthusiastically received concert performance of Richard Strauss’ fairytale opera “Die Frau ohne Schatten” with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Anne Schwanewilms as Empress.

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