born in 1967 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Links www.anneschwanewilms.com (English, German)
Anne Schwanewilms (born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany) is a German lyric soprano. She studied gardening before training as a singer with the German bass, Hans Sotin, in Cologne. She is particularly associated with performing the works of Wagner, Franz Schreker, Alban Berg, and Richard Strauss.
She sang Gutrune in James Levine's Bayreuth Ring.
On 26th January 2011, she performed the role of the Marschallin in the jubilee centenary performance of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden.
In 2002, she was named Singer of the Year by the German magazine Opernwelt.