Tannhäuser | Staatsoper. Munich | September 2012

“Far more agile and clear, on the other hand, was the incomparable and vocally tremendous Elisabeth of Anne Schwanewilms…”

Munchner Merker

“One is far more easily seduced by the vocal magic of Anne Schwanewilms, who makes a magnificent Elisabeth, with a voice suspended and piched very high, a register where she is totally at her ease. She understands how to animate all the nuances of Elisabeth’s interior life: the affection, the love that forgives, the compassion, intelligence and spirituality which contest the sorrows of a woman so unjustly abandoned.”


“Anne Schwanewilms’ Elisabeth was received with wild enthusiasm. Rarely has the Greeting sounded so effortless or the Prayer so intense.”

Der Neue Merker