Mexican soprano Ana Schwedhelm performs regularily both in the Americas and throughout Europe. She recently debuted the roles of Countess (Sommer Oper Bamberg, Germany), Fiordiligi (Temporada de Ópera de Castellón, Spain) and Ilia (Teatro dei Differenti, Barga, Italy). She also sang the Voice of the Falcon (Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten) at her Opera de Bellas Artes debut last May. Other roles include Adina, Chérubin, Zerlina, Semele and Poppea. On the oratorio stage, Ana has performed in venues such as St. Martin in the Fields, St. John Smith’s Square and Bristol Cathedral under the batons of Trevor Pinnock and Lawrence Cummings, amongst others. Last summer she performed Beethoven’s Egmont with Mexico City’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería. As a recitalist, Ana has enjoyed a partnership with former Royal Academy Opera director Iain Ledingham, with whom she has performed often both in the UK and the US. She has also worked with Spanish pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre and with Helmuth Deutsch at the 2010 Festival d’Aix en Provence.
A versatile artist, Ana has enjoyed working with living composers since her student days at the Royal Academy of Music and she has premiered works by Felix Ibarrondo and Marcela Rodríguez, amongst others, and her passion for promoting unfamiliar recital repertoire has led her to teach seminars at Mexico City's National Conservatory.
Ana holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Royal Academy of Music and a Post Graduate Diploma from Cardiff International Academy of Voice, where she studied under tenor Dennis O’Neill. She has been invited to the International Vocal Arts Institute and L'Académie d'Aix en Provence. In masterclasses she has worked with many artists incuding Kiri Te Kanawa, Gerald Finley, Richard Bonynge, June Anderson, Barbara Bonney, Joan Dornemann, Ana Luisa Chova and Diana Soviero.