The Austrian / Australian tenor Gerard Schneider, who joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt last year, adds three important new roles to his repertoire during the 2019/20 season: the Duke in Rigoletto, Lyonel in Martha and Narraboth in the new production of Salome. Other future plans include the Prince in Rusalka, a role he enjoyed great success with in Frankfurt, at the Tirol Festival in Erl and Gounod's Faust (role debut) at Opera Omaha. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and in a recital series at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and his roles in Frankfurt last season included the Shepherd in a new production of Szymanowski's Król Roger. Recent engagements have included Rodolfo (La Bohème) at the Komische Oper Berlin, performances of Mozart und Salieri and Die Zarenbraut / The Tsar's Bride at the Bard Music Festival and 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, Wiesbaden May Festival and Bregenz Festival. As a member of the Salzburg Festival's 2014 Young Artist Programme he sang in Il trovatore with the Vienna Philharmonic. After studying at the Guildhall School of Music, Mozarteum in Salzburg and Juilliard School in New York Gerard Schneider joined the National Opera Studio in London.