Sylvia Schwartz is a graduate of the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid and resident soprano at Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin where she has sung Papagena. She has also worked as a postgraduate student at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin under Wolfram Rieger, Thomas Quasthoff and Julia Varady, where she won a ‘Hezekiah Wardwell-Stipendium’ from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Recent performances include a Lied recital in Barcelona’s Schubertiade, Die Zauberfloete (Papagena) for Sir Colin Davis and the LSO in Madrid and also for Claudio Abbado at the Edinburgh Festival. In September 2006, Sylvia made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala performing Zerlina in Don Giovanni in a co-production with the Staatsoper conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Sylvia has appeared in a new production of La Clemenza di Tito (Servilia) in Berlin with Phillipe Jordan and Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar). She has just returned from Sao Paolo where she has sung Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem under the baton of Helmut Rilling.
Last season’s engagements outside Berlin included appearances at the Munich State Opera in Werther, Welcome to the Voice with Sting, Monteverdi’s Il Vespro della Beata Vergine under Jean-Christophe Spinosi at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris and a concert performance of Don Giovanni (Zerlina) at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland alongside Bryn Terfel, Rene Pape, Thomas Quasthoff, Anna Samuil and Susan Graham.
In 2010, she made her Bolshoi Theatre debut as Pamina (Die Zauberfloete).