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Sylvia Schwartz

Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz has appeared at many of the world’s finest opera houses and festivals including La Scala Milan, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, The Bolshoi Theatre, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Edinburgh, Baden Baden, Salzburg and Verbier festivals.

Sylvia is also much in demand in concert and is a celebrated recitalist and has worked with pianists such as Wolfram Rieger, Charles Spencer and Malcolm Martineau; and with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, René Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Patrick Fournillier, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Yves Abel, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Helmuth Rilling and Christopher Hogwood.

In 2015-2016 her engagements include opera performances at Berlin Staatsoper (Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno), Teatro Real Madrid (Die Zauberflöte) and Michigan Opera (Die Zauberflöte).

In concert, she will appear as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Teatro Municipal de São Paulo and with the Rundfunkchor Berlin in Hong Kong & Brussels. Sylvia will also give a special recital of ‘Songs for Terezín’ at Teatro Real Madrid.

Highlights of recent seasons include concert appearances in Vienna (with José Carreras), Dusseldorf, Prague, Lisbon, Grenoble, Halle, Copenhagen, Oslo, Luxembourg and for the Verbier Festival, Salzburg Mozartwoche & Salzburg Festival, as well as a Christmas concert in Norway (broadcast on television worldwide). She was part of a vocal quartet with Bernarda Fink, Michael Schade and Thomas Quasthoff performing Brahm’s Liebeslieder Waltzes on a major tour of the USA and Europe.

She has given various recitals at venues such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Wigmore Hall, Vienna Staatsoper, De Singel Antwerp and Verbier Festival.

On the opera stage, recent appearances include at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real Madrid and Maggio Musicale Florence.

Sylvia’s first solo disc of ‘Canciones españolas’ (with Malcolm Martineau) was released in February 2013 on Hyperion Records to unanimous critical acclaim: “…the disc suggests the presence of a major artist” (Gramophone) and “Soprano Sylvia Schwartz’s reputation as a rising star is confirmed by her Hyperion debut album” (The Guardian).