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Simone Schneider

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German soprano, Simone Schneider, has demonstrated her exceptional talent in the lyric-dramatic repertoire in roles such as Strauss’ Salome, the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Chrysothemis in Elektra and Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre, and is being hailed for her brilliant voice and artistic expressiveness by audiences and critics alike.


In the upcoming season, she will return to Leipzig as Sieglinde and to the Hamburg State Oper as Marietta in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. Led by conductor Jaap van Zweden, she will also be performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Berlin State Opera as a part of the New Year’s concerts.


In the 2022/23 season, the artist sang the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Semperoper Dresden and appeared as Chrysothemis under the baton of Simone Young and Sieglinde under Franz Welser-Möst at the Vienna State Opera. She also performed Sieglinde at the Stuttgart State Opera and at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, under the musical direction of Adam Fischer. Additional highlights of the season were her spectacular role debut as Brünnhilde in Richard Wagner’s Siegfried in Stuttgart, as well as Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss in concert, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen.


Simone Schneider can regularly be seen and heard on major international stages. She had great success with the role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Berlin State Opera alongside Klaus Florian Vogt, at the Hamburg State Opera under Kent Nagano, and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under Asher Fisch. At the Semperoper Dresden, she sang the roles of Hannah Glawari in Die lustige Witwe, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, as well as the eponymous role in Salome.


Her versatile opertic repertoire also includes roles, such as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, Alice Ford in Falstaff and Madame Lidoine in Les Dialogues des Carmélites. As a concert singer, Simone Schneider has performed works by Bruckner, Dvořák, Verdi, Strauss, Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven. She has collaborated with renowned conductors like Helmuth Rilling, Manfred Honeck, Philippe Herreweghe, Marek Janowski, Ulf Schirmer, and Herbert Blomstedt.


Since 2006, Simone Schneider has been a member of the ensemble at the Stuttgart State Opera, where she has sung amongst others Elsa in Lohengrin, the title roles in Luigi Cherubini’s Medea and Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Brünnhilde in Siegfried by Richard Wagner. The production of Salome in the staging of Kirill Serebrennikov, in which she embodied the sensual and brutal title role in a stirring performance, was a sensation.

Simone Schneider was born into a musical family in Hagen. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and became a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera during her senior year of studies, where she excelled particularly in the field of modern music.

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