Hanna Schwarz made her international debut in Bayreuth in 1975, where she achieved her breakthrough as Fricka in Chéreau's 'Ring' production. An international opera career followed, which included all the major stages and encounters with renowned conductors, including 'Ring' productions in San Francisco, the Metropolitan Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg and Covent Garden. The Salzburg Festival engaged Hanna Schwarz for 'Parsifal' and 'Die Zauberflöte' under Herbert von Karajan, among others. In 1997 she was named "Singer of the Year" for her role as Clytemnestra. Hanna Schwarz is equally at home in the concert sector. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the most important concert halls in Europe and America. Hanna Schwarz has participated in numerous radio concerts and recordings. Important recent projects include 'Dialogues des Carmélites' and 'Pique Dame' in Basel, 'Die Dreigroschenoper' in Vienna, London, Paris and Hamburg, 'Salome' in Valencia and under Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Festival, 'Rheingold' in Seville, 'Salome' at the New National Theatre Tokyo and a new production of 'Jenůfa' at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Amsterdam, 'Pique Dame' in Salzburg, 'Eugene Onegin' in Paris, 'Peter Grimes' in Vienna and Klytämnestra in 'Elektra' at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.