Anne Schwanewilms' debut is one of the most eagerly awaited at LIFE Victoria. Born in Germany, she excels in the female roles created by Richard Strauss - her last appearance in Barcelona was Arabella at the Liceu - but also in Wagnerian roles such as Elsa (Lohengrin) or Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), as well as in other titles such as Dialogue des Carmélites, Wozzeck or Otello. Inspired by the drama of opera, the soprano performs once again in Barcelona in a programme divided into four parts, four journeys of the soul that review some of her favourite recitalistic composers.
In the first part, Himmelfahrt (Ascension) will perform Lieder eteris by Mahler, such as "Wo die Trompeten blasen" and Debussy, such as "L'invitation au voyage", which gives its name to the 2020 edition. The three Lieder d'Ofelia by Strauss, her composer of choice, will be the focus of the second part devoted to Reisen in den Irrsinn (Journeys into Madness), while Debussy's Proses lyriques will be the focus of the Traumreisen (Poetic Journeys). Finally, Wolf's Lieder will bring the magic to a close with the last part Phantasiereisen (Journeys into Fantasy) of this long-awaited recital.
Anne Schwanewilms, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano
Gustav Mahler (1872-1942)
Das himmlische Leben / Das Urlicht / Wo die Trompeten blasen
Journeys to Poetry
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
De rêve / De grève / De fleurs / De soir
Reisen zur Melancholie
Journeys to Madness
Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Au pays où se fait la guerre / L’invitation au voyage / Phidylè
Journeys to Fantasy
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Im Frühling / Gesang Weylas / Das verlassene Mägdlein / Auf einer Wanderung