Gerard Schneider

Tenor

Biography

Hailed as possessing ‘an imposing stage presence and a vivid range of colour and warmth of tone that compels attention’ (Irish Examiner), Austrian-Australian Tenor Gerard Schneider is acknowledged as a preeminent singer of opera, operetta and song. Having already developed a  strong international presence, Gerard has appeared throughout the world, including major debuts at the Sydney Opera House, the Carnegie Hall, the Wexford Festival Opera, and the Salzburger Festspiele in repertoire spanning the Bel Canto, Romantic and Verismo styles.

This season, Gerard found great success at the Wexford Festival Opera for his portrayal of Prince Dimitri in Alfano’s Risurrezione directed by Rosetta Cucchi, and conducted by Francesco Cilluffo before making his debut as Arturo in Bellini’s La Straniera with Maestro Antony Walker and the Washington Concert Opera. Most recently, Gerard was invited to join the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists in “An evening of Verdi,”an orchestral concert directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and conducted by Evan Rogister.

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Reviews

“Tenor Gérard Schneider played the foil brilliantly, convincingly portraying the sybarite Nicias in way that made you want to forget all about the spiritual and succumb to the pleasures of easy living. Moreover, Schneider managed to make us really care about the character – something that isn’t particularly easy with this role.”

Phillip Nones

Bachtrack

“The singing is excellent, led by a thrilling performance from tenor Gerard Schneider, plucked from the relative obscurity of his studies at the JuIlliard to step in for indisposed John Mark Ainsley. Looking like a young Pavarotti, Schneider has an imposing stage presence with a vivid range of colour and warmth of tone that compels attention…”

Irish Examiner

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“Mr. Schneider brought out Boris’s desperate longing for Katya through his plangent singing during their illicit love scene…”

The New York Times

“Both tenor Gerard Schneider and bass Daniel Mirosław brought real bel canto virtues to the first scene of Der Kaiser.
Their singing suggested that even in the harshest of realms, beauty can thrive.”

Opera News

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, die arie des Prinzen Sou Chong, interpretieret von Gerard Schneider, setzte den Glanzpunkt zur Gala.
Die grandiosen stimmen wurden mit tobendem applaus, roten Rosen, grossen Blumenbuketts
und beifallsbekundungen des Orchesters belohnt…”

(Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, the aria of Prince Sou Chong , interpreted by Gerard Schneider was the highlight of the gala . The grandiose voices were rewarded with rapturous applause, red roses ,large bouquets of flowers and the applause of the orchestra …)

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