Anthony Robin Schneider is a trilingual (English, French and German) bass from Austria and New Zealand. Anthony is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where he performed the role of Don Basilio in the Miller Outdoor performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Previously, he attended the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he sang the following roles: Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Archibaldo in L’amore dei tre re, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Méphistophélès in Faust, Colline in La Bohème, and Conte des Grieux in Manon.
In the 2018-19 season, Anthony is making debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper (Ghost of Hector, Les Troyens), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony), the Cleveland Orchestra (Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos) and Oper Frankfurt (Der Wirt, Der Ferne Klang).
Anthony made his debut with Santa Fe Opera in 2018, starring as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as the Baron and Grand Inquisitor in Candide. The summer before that, Anthony was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, performing the Sacristan in Tosca and Fabrizio in Rossini's La pietra del paragone. Anthony sang Handel's Messiah in his Canadian debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2017.
Anthony was a Semifinalist for the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. More recent awards include a Career Development Grant from the Sullivan Foundation, a Catherine Filene Shouse Career Grant and 2nd Prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Mid Atlantic Region. Anthony is also the proud recipient of a Kiri te Kanawa Foundation Scholarship.