Lieder by Richard Strauss and Hugo Wolf, Washinton DC, 22 April 2017

„In a Vocal Arts DC recital at the University of the District of Columbia on Thursday, a program of richly expressive, late-Romantic art songs by Richard Strauss and Hugo Wolf suited soprano Anne Schwanewilms’s strengths uncommonly well. She’s famed for her shimmering upper voice and spun-sugar high notes, but Schwanewilms’s tangier, more forthright middle and lower registers proved just as distinctive, as did her word-specific treatment of song texts. (…) And when she bathed songs such as Wolf’s “Verborgenheit: Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein” and Strauss’s “Die Nacht” and “Morgen” in silvery floated tone, the results were ravishing."

The Washington Post, 21 April 2017