The Austrian / Australian tenor Gerard Schneider joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2018/19. During the 2023/24 season you can hear him singing three roles for the first time: Leukippos in Daphne and Falsacappa & Léopold in new productions of Offenbach's The Bandits & Halévy's La Juive. Last season he repeated his wonderful portrayal of Werther and sang 1st Armed Man in the new Zauberflote. In 2021/22 roles included Vaudémont (role debut) in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, the King's son in our wonderful production of Humperdinck's seldom performed Königskinder and repeated his stunning portrayal of the Shepherd in Szymanowski's King Roger. He recently added two other important roles to his repertoire, Lyonel in Flotow's Martha and the Duke in Rigoletto. He can be heard soon as the Prince in Rusalka at Hessen's state opera in Wiesbaden and the Staatsoper in Hannover, a role he enjoyed great success with in Frankfurt, at the Tirol Festival in Erl, Garsington Opera and the Edinburgh Festival. He returned to Erl for Königskinder and Mascagni's L'amico Fritz. He has appeared at the Sydney Opera House, the Carnegie Hall and, in recital, the Met in New York. He made his debut at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart with the Duke in Rigoletto, sang Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Komische Oper Berlin, sang in Mozart and Salieri and the Tsar's Bride at Bard Music Festival and Nicias in Massenet's Thaïs at Minnesota Opera. He has also appeared at Washington Concert Opera, Welsh National Opera, at the Wexford Festival, where he returns for Rinaldo in Armida, the Wiesbaden May Festival and Bregenz Festival. 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.