British-Australian Mezzo-Soprano Indyana Schneider read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford University. She was recently described in Opera Magazine as ‘a fabulous young mezzo, the voice full of crimson depth and character’.
Indyana now lives in Vienna, where she sings with the Wiener Staatsoper Akademie. Highlights have included playing Cashier (and, occasionally, Mutant Cashier) in Olga Neuwirth’s new opera, Orlando, and singing in the semichor of Handel’s Ariodante under the baton of Christophe Rousset with Les Talent Lyriques. With the Wiener Staatsoper, she has also sung in the choruses of: Don Carlos (Verdi), Il Trovatore (Verdi), La Bohème (Puccini), Lohengrin (Wagner), Otello (Verdi), and Leonore (Beethoven).
Recent solo operatic roles include: Carmen (Carmen, Bizet) with Kentish Opera; Amastre (Serse, Handel), Volpino (Lo Speziale, Haydn), Dorinda (Il Pastor Fido, Handel) and Lisetta (Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn) with New Chamber Opera; and Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi) with the Berlin Opera Academy. As concert soloist, she has performed Handel’s The Messiah, Rossini’s La Regata Veneziana, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Mozart’s Loretto Messe, and Haydn’s Mariazeller Messe. Indyana has sung in masterclasses with Katie Mitchell, Stephen Langridge, Dame Emma Kirkby, Michael Güttner, and Andreas Scholl.
This summer, she is returning to the UK to join the Glyndebourne Festival Opera chorus in: Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc), Fidelio (Beethoven), L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti), and Die Entführung aus den Serail (Mozart). Upcoming concerts also include singing the alto solos in Handel’s The Messiah and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.