Richard Strauss „Die Frau ohne Schatten“, concert performance with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, 1 September 2019

„When Anne Schwanewilms reflects on herself with a truly crystalline timbre, a fragile and a strong Empress in the second act, Strauß’s nervously contrapuntally condensed string replacement draws a modern portrait of a woman, as Alfred Hitchcock later did in his films.“

Jan Brachmann, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3 September 2918


„Opposite Merbeth stands the Empress of Anne Schwanewilms, who can express the ethereality of this mythical creature as well as her unconditional will to become a human being. Schwanewilm’s lyrical soprano has attained a grip in its mature time that does not allow a note, a fine movement of this part to get lost.“

Matthias Nöther, Berliner Morgenpost, 3 September 2019


„Anne Schwanewilms as empress – a moment of glory! She had her greatest singing and speaking moments in the third act, where she was credibly relieved of the humanizing grounding outside her hitherto imperial and peculiar detachment from ‚Below‘“.

Andre Sokolwksi,, 2 September 2019