German soprano Anne Schwanewilms performs to great acclaim at the world’s major opera houses and concert venues. Hailed as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss, she has won wide critical acclaim. Her 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). She is also considered one of today’s finest Lieder recitalists, appearing regularly with Malcolm Martineau, Charles Spencer and Roger Vignoles, both in Europe and abroad. Anne Schwanewilms’ extensive discography includes DVD recordings of Die Frau ohne Schatten (Salzburger Festspiele, 2011), Der Rosenkavalier (Sachsiche Staatskapelle Dresden, 2007), Dialogues des Carmélites (Hamburgische Staatsoper, 2008), an album of Strauss’s Four Last Songs and opera excerpts with Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich-Orchestra and numerous Lieder recordings, including the albums Das himmlische Leben featuring the music of Liszt and Mahler, and Mondnacht which focuses on the music of Schumann and Wolf. In 2002 Anne Schwanewilms was named Opernwelt’s Singer of the Year.