„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 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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Anne Schwanewilms at the Music Festival Berlin 2020

On 5 September 2020 Anne Schwanewilms returns to the Music Festival Berlin. She will perform the soprano part of Alban Berg’s „Drei Fragmente aus der Oper ‚Wozzeck‘“ with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The concert program will also include Anton Webern’s „Fünf Stücke für Orchester“ and Alfred Schnittke’s „Concerto grosso“ No. 4 as well as his Symphony No. 5. Concert: September 5, 2020, 7 p.m

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„Fidelio“ streamed from the Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is also opening its livestream archives in times of the corona pandemic and is showing opera and ballet performances from recent years. On April 22, 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera „Fidelio“ with Anne Schwanewilms (Leonore), Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Clemens Unterreiner (Don Fernando), Thomas Johannes Mayer (Don Pizarro), Wolfgang Bankl (Rocco), Chen Reiss (Marzelline) and Michael Laurenz (Jaquino) can be experienced at home. The stream starts at 7 pm on the website www.staatsoperlive.com.

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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

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