"Her flexible, luxuriant voice encompasses an ample expressive range, from shimmering attenuated pianissimos to passionate, full-throated exhortations, but it is the way Schwartz inhabits this music like a second skin that makes this recording a must-have."
Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News
"Schwartz sang... with controlled, supressed intensity and great style."
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
"[Schwartz] inhabits the role with a rare intensity; its noble, delicate song, always well projected, and also capable of powerful bursts, captivates without fail the spectator by obliging him to listen attentively, thanks to a perfectly mastered diction."
Jean-François Lattarico, Classique News
Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz has made a name as one of the leading sopranos of her generation, combining a deep musicality with great lyricism, and an exquisite eye for detail.
With a career made at many of the world’s finest houses and festivals, Sylvia has brought her signature verve and exacting taste to a variety of leading roles. An experienced performer at the peak of her powers, she is at home on the stages of La Scala Milan, Berlin Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real Madrid, The Bolshoi Theatre and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Sylvia has also been a frequent guest of many international festivals, including Edinburgh, Baden Baden, Salzburg and Verbier. Recent engagements include Donna Anna Don Giovanni under András Schiff at the Felsenreitschule as part of Mozartwoche, Salzburg and Eurídice in Philip Glass’ Orphée for Teatro Real.
On concert and recital stages, Sylvia is much in demand, working alongside collaborative artists including Malcolm Martineau, Wolfram Rieger and Helmut Deutsch, as well as with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Jordan, René Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Iván Fischer, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Jean Christophe Spinosi and Helmut Rilling.
In recent seasons, Sylvia has begun to explore more dramatic repertoire, including roles such as Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Micaëla Carmen, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Countess Le nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte. On the concert stage, Sylvia’s repertoire includes Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony and Mahler’s Symphonies 4 and 8.
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Glass Orphée (Eurydice)
Teatro Real (October 2022)
[Sylvia Schwartz] plays a credible Eurydice because of her fragility and vital unease. Musically… [she is] confident, with good projection and full of subtle colors that contrast with her antagonist.
María Pardo, Opera World
A lyricism that Sylvia Schwartz's Eurydice manages to bring out with traits of particular sweetness.
Fabio Zannoni, GDM
Perfect in their tasks, the young Cegèste by Pablo García-Lopez and the enamored Eurydice by Sylvia Schwarz.
Soprano Sylvia Schwartz is Eurydice, a role she masters with flying colours.
Honegger Jeanne D’Arc (La Vierge)
Teatro Real (June 2022)
The vocal and actor performances of the whole cast were excellent… Sylvia Schwarz in the part of the virgin.
Fabio Zannoni, GDM
The limpid voice of Sylvia Schwartz gave expression to the Virgin.
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