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Simone Schneider

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German soprano Simone Schneider has positioned herself as one of the most sought-after singers in the lyric-dramatic repertoire with roles such as Strauss’ Salome, the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Chrysothemis in Elektra and Sieglinde in Die Walküre by Wagner.


In the 2022/23 season, she can be heard as Brünnhilde in Siegfried and Sieglinde at the Stuttgart State Opera, as Chrysothemis at the Vienna State Opera under the baton of Simone Young, in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Semperoper Dresden, and again as Sieglinde in the Palace of Arts in Budapest.


In the coming season, she returns to the Leipzig Opera and the State Operas in Hamburg and Stuttgart, among others.


Simone Schneider is a regular guest at major international stages. She has already enjoyed great success with the role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Berlin State Opera alongside Klaus Florian Vogt, the Hamburg State Opera under Kent Nagano and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under Asher Fisch. At the Vienna State Opera she sang Sieglinde in Der Ring des Niebelungen under Adam Fischer and Axel Kober, and Chrysothemis in Elektra under both Semyon Bychkov and Simone Young. At the Semperoper Dresden she appeared as Hannah Glawari in Die lustige Witwe, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and as Salome.


At the International Wagner Days in Budapest, the artist sang Sieglinde under Adam Fischer, and at the Wagner Days 2022 in Leipzig, she sang Elsa.


Since 2006 Simone Schneider has been an ensemble member of the Stuttgart State Opera, where she has appeared in the Ring as Sieglinde and Brünnhilde in Siegfried, as Elsa in Lohengrin, and in the title roles in Luigi Cherubini’s Medea and in Ariadne auf Naxos. Her interpretation of Salome, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, became a sensational success.


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


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

April 2023 – Please don’t use any older material. For the most recent biography, please contact Iris Jedamski