Elektra | Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London | November 2008

“Schwanewilms’s radiant voice and elegantly feminine stage persona are ideally suited to Chrysothemis…as a foil to Elektra’s asexualised obsessiveness, she could hardly be bettered.”


“Anne Schwanewilms is the beautiful-sounding, very frustrated Chrysothemis.”

The Times

“Acting and singing honours of the evening went to German soprano Anne Schwanewilms…Anne Schwanewilms – returning to the house for the first time since her stunning Ariadne four years ago – is an elegant and repressed Chrysothemis, floating glorious sounds and with a dramatic intensity that wipes everyone else off the stage whenever she appears.”


“Anne Schwanewilms was in superb voice as the wretchedly mewing and whining Chrysothemis.”

Daily Telegraph

“Another triumph is Anne Schwanewilms as a cowering neurotic able to rise to thrilling heights of lyrical fervour.”

Evening Standard