The Austrian / Australian tenor Gerard Schneider joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2018/19. During the 2020/21 season he can be heard again as Narraboth in Barrie Kosky's new Salome, in the title role (role debut) in Massenet's Werther and Lenski in Eugene Onegin. Future engagements include Alfredo Germont in La traviata at Hessen's Staatstheater in Wiesbaden and the Shepherd in Szymanowski's Król Roger / King Roger at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Gerard Schneider has performed at the Sydney Opera House, in the Carnegie Hall and in the Metropolitan Opera in New York's Recital Series. His roles in Frankfurt have included the Shepherd (Król Roger / King Roger), 1st Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte), Lyonel (role debut in Flotow's Martha) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto). He recently sang the Prince in a new production of Rusalka at the Tirol Festival in Erl – a role he enjoyed great success with in Frankfurt and would have sung in Garsington and at the Edinburgh Festival if the corona shutdown had not taken place, which also prevented him from singing his first King's Son in a new production of Humperdinck's Königskinder at the 2020 Summer Festival in Erl. He recently made his debut at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, as the Duke of Mantua, sang Rodolfo (La Bohème) at the Komischen Oper Berlin, in Mozart und Salieri and Die Zarenbraut / The Tsar's Bride at the Bard Music Festival and Nicias in Massenet's Thaïs at Minnesota Opera. This award winning singer has also appeared at Washington Concert Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Wexford Festival, May Festival in Wiesbaden and the Festspielhaus in Bregenz. In 2014 he took part in Il trovatore with the Vienna Philharmonic while a member of the Salzburg Festival's Young Artist Programme. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Juilliard School in New York before joining the National Opera Studio in London.