Anthony Robin Schneider
The Austrian / New Zealand bass Anthony Robin Schneider appeared at Oper Frankfurt for the first time as the Landlord in last season's stunning new production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound and stepped in at short notice to sing Bartolo in performances of Le nozze di Figaro. He joined the ensemble at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, during which he can be heard as the Voice in Idomeneo, Administrator / Sergeant in a new production of Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Commendatore in Don Giovanni and in recital. He studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and began his career as a member of Houston Grand Opera's Opera Studio, returning to the company in 2020 for Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and 1st Nazarene in Salome. Other engagements have included Hector's Ghost (Les Troyens) at the Vienna State Opera, Truffaldin (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Santa Fe Opera and Cleveland Orchestra, Baron / Grand Inquisitor (Candide) in Santa Fe and the Sacristan (Tosca), Fabrizio (Rossini's La pietra del paragone), Death (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) and Duc de Hoël (Le vin herbé) at Wolf Trap Opera, a role he has also sung for Washington Concert Opera.