Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz is fast becoming one of the most exciting lyric singers of her generation.
Sylvia has appeared at many of the world’s finest opera houses and festivals including La Scala Milan, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, The Bolshoi Theatre, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Edinburgh, Baden Baden, Salzburg and Verbier festivals.
She is also much in demand in concert and is a celebrated recitalist and regularly works with pianists such as Wolfram Rieger, Charles Spencer and Malcolm Martineau; and has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, Rene Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel Patrick Fournillier, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Alan Curtis, Yves Abel, Jean Christophe Spinosi, Helmut Rilling, Marc Minkowski and Christopher Hogwood.
Highlights of recent seasons include a concert tour of Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Jean-Christophe Spinosi; the role of Maria in a new production of The Sound of Music at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; a return to the Verbier festival alongside Bryn Terfel, Anne Sofie von Otter and Christoph Pregardien; as part of a quartet with Bernarda Fink, Michael Schade and Thomas Quasthoff in a major tour of the USA and Europe accompanied by Malcolm Martineau & Justus Zeyen, and recitals at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, at the Wigmore Hall as part of the 'Decade by Decade' series, for the Rosenblatt Recital Series at St John’s Smith Square, at De Singel Antwerp and for the Verbier Festival.
Recent highlights on the concert platform include a Christmas concert in Norway (broadcast on television worldwide), her debut recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, appearances in Vienna (with José Carreras), Dusseldorf, Prague, Lisbon, Grenoble, Halle, Copenhagen, Oslo, and for the Verbier Festival, Salzburg Mozartwoche & Salzburg Festival with Ivor Bolton and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. On stage, recent appearances include at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid and Maggio Musicale Florence.
The 2013/14 season sees further opera appearances at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid and in concert singing Fidelio at Verbier Festival and at Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Marc Minkowski, and Vienna Konzerthaus with Cornelius Meister. Sylvia will also give recitals at Schubertiade and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Sylvia first solo disc of Spanish Songs (with Malcolm Martineau) was released in February 2013 on Hyperion Records to unanimous critical acclaim.