Sylvia Schwartz is one of the most versatile and exciting lyric sopranos of her generation. A true musician’s musician, she combines pure beauty of tone with exquisite musicality, wit and authenticity, as well as a passion for the acting side of the profession.
In 2019-20, her engagements include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni on tour with Kammerorchester Basel and Giovanni Antonini at the Enescu Festival and at Theater an der Wien; Falstaff with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in New York; Beethoven Symphony no. 9 on tour in Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra; a series of concerts with Sir András Schiff and Cappella Andrea Barca at the Vicenza Festival; and concerts and recitals across Europe and beyond.
She has appeared at many of the world’s finest opera houses and festivals including La Scala Milan, Berlin Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real Madrid, 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, Rene Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel Patrick Fournillier, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Yves Abel, Jean Christophe Spinosi, Helmut Rilling and Christopher Hogwood.