Soprano Anne Schwanewilms Will Make New York Recital Debut at Lincoln Center

German soprano Anne Schwanewilms will make a much-anticipated New York recital debut, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, on Sunday, April 16 at 5:00 pm at Alice Tully Hall. She performs works by Richard Strauss and selections from Hugo Wolf's Mörike-Lieder as part of Lincoln Center's Great Performers "Art of the Song" series.

Tickets start at $45 and are available via CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, at and at the Alice Tully and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, 65th Street and Broadway.

Formally launched in the 1986-87 season, "Art of the Song" has presented the local debuts of an array of stellar vocalists including Susan Graham, Stephanie Blythe, Christine Schäfer, Renée Fleming, and Cecilia Bartoli.


German soprano Anne Schwanewilms is renowned across Europe for her rapturous German lieder interpretations and performs to great acclaim at the world's major opera houses and concert venues. Hailed as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss, Schwanewilms is renowned for "her unfailing instinct for the finest details of phrasing and timing" (The Guardian, U.K.) and vocal "brilliance, warmth, suppleness and technical mastery" (Österreich).

Schwanewilms' repertoire of operatic heroines extends beyond those of Strauss to include, among others, Elsa (Lohengrin), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites), Marie (Wozzeck), and Desdemona (Otello).

"A true sound painter" (MusicWeb International, 2012), Schwanewilms extensive discography includes DVD recordings of Die Gezeichneten (Salzburg Festival); Die Frau ohne Schatten (Salzburg Festival); Der Rosenkavalier (Staatskapelle Dresden); Dialogues des Carmélites (Hamburgische Staatsoper); solo albums of Strauss (Four Last Songs with the Gürzenich-Orchester, Markus Stenz) and Wagner (Wesendonck Lieder with the RSO Vienna); and numerous lieder CDs. A live recording of Elektra (Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden), with the soprano in the part of Chrysothemis, was nominated for a Grammy Award 2014 in the category "Best Opera Recording."

Recognized as one of the collaborative pianists of his generation, Malcolm Martineau has worked with many of the world's greatest singers, from Dame Janet Baker and Frederica von Stade to Simon Keenlyside and Bryn Terfel. He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and Decade by Decade - 100 years of German Song broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf), and he has appeared throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. Visit


The concluding recital of this season's Great Performers Art of the Song series takes place on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 pm when the "ethereal" (Times, U.K.) British soprano Carolyn Sampson offers a delightful, flower-themed program. Accompanied by Joseph Middleton at the piano, she'll sing works by Purcell (arr. Britten), Schumann, Quilter, Gounod, Fauré, Strauss, Schubert, Poulenc, Hahn, Debussy, Lili Boulanger, and Chabrier.

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