British Australian mezzo-soprano Indyana Schneider was recently described in Opera Magazine as 'a fabulous young mezzo, the voice full of crimson depth and character'.
On the stage
Indyana Schneider is currently singing Mercedes in a new production of Carmen at the Theater für Niedersachsen. Later this year, she will reassume the title role in a UK tour with Kent Chamber Opera.
In 2021, Schneider was due to sing La Muse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Sydney Opera House. Sadly, performances were cancelled just weeks before opening night.
In the 2019-20 Wiener Staatsoper season, Schneider played Cashier (and, occasionally, Mutant Cashier) in Olga Neuwirth’s new opera, Orlando, and sang in the semichor of Handel’s Ariodante under the baton of Christophe Rousset with Les Talent Lyriques.
Solo operatic roles include: Carmen (Carmen, Bizet) with Kentish Opera and Kent Chamber Opera; Amastre (Serse, Händel), Volpino (Lo Speziale, Haydn), Dorinda (Il Pastor Fido, Händel) and Lisetta (Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn) with New Chamber Opera; and Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi) with the Berlin Opera Academy.
Further opera repertoire includes: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart); Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss), Meg Page (Falstaff, Verdi), and Nicklausse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Offenbach).
Her concert repertoire includes: Händel’s The Messiah, Verdi's Requiem, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s La Regata Veneziana, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.
Schneider completed her Bachelors of Music at Magdalen College, Oxford University, before joining the Wiener Staatsoper Akademie in 2019. During the pandemic, she began a Masters in Opera at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover in the class of Professor Marina Sandel.
Schneider has also sung in Masterclasses with: Andreas Scholl, Stephen Langridge, Katie Mitchell, James Conlon, Michael Güttner, Jonathan Swinard, and Dame Emma Kirkby.
She is forever indebted to her teachers: Helene Dahlberg, Nuccia Focile, Sylvia Greenberg, and