Hanna
Schwarz Alto

Portrait von Hanna Schwarz
© Monika Rittershaus

Hanna Schwarz's international breakthrough came in Bayreuth in 1975, when she played Fricka in Chéreau's production of the ‹Ring›. An international opera career followed, which has seen her appear on all the major stages and work with renowned conductors, including ‹Ring› productions in San Francisco and at the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg and Covent Garden. Salzburger Festspiele engaged Hanna for ‹Parsifal› and ‹Die Zauberflöte› conducted by Herbert von Karajan. In 1997, she was named «Singer of the Year» for her interpretation of Clytemnestra. Hanna is equally at home on the concert stage. She has performed, for example, with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra at the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and America. She has also appeared 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 with Sir Simon Rattle at Salzburger Festspiele, ‹Rheingold› in Seville, ‹Salome› at the New National Theatre Tokyo and a new production of ‹Jenůfa› at Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Amsterdam, ‹Pique Dame› in Salzburg, ‹Eugen Onegin› in Paris, ‹Peter Grimes› in Vienna as well as Clytemnestra in ‹Elektra› at Staatsoper Unter den Linden.