Britta Schwarz

Personal details

The alto Britta Schwarz studied singing in Berlin and Dresden and then joined the studio at the Staatsoper Dresden. In the following years she won numerous international prizes. She has performed regularly with renowned orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and sung with leading conductors including Philippe Herreweghe, Helmuth Rilling, Bruno Weil, Reinhard Göbel, Marcus Creed and Hans-Christoph Rademann. Concerts and Lieder recitals in international music centers complement her musical activities. For several years she has specialized in Baroque music, and works with leading ensembles such as the Freiburger Barockorchester, Cantus Cölln, Ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln and the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin. Her extensive repertoire has been recorded in numerous radio programs and CDs.