Anthony Robin Schneider is a trilingual (English, French and German) operatic bass from Austria and New Zealand, and is a Studio Artist at Houston Grand Opera. He is a graduate from 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 January 2016 he was selected as one of four participants in Joyce DiDonato’s Masterclasses in Carnegie Hall. As part of the Glimmerglass Festival 2015, Anthony covered the roles of Banquo in Macbeth, Sprecher and 2nd Priest in Die Zauberflöte and performed the role of 2nd Armed Man. Last summer, Anthony was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, performing the Sacristan in Tosca and Fabrizio in Rossini's La pietra del paragone. Next summer, Anthony is making his debut as an Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera, starring as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as the Baron and Grand Inquisitor in Candide.
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.
At HGO this season, Anthony will appear as Dottore Grenvil in La traviata, Curio in Giulio Cesare, Tutor/Old Servant in Elektra, and Don Basilio in the summer outdoor performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Anthony also sang Handel's Messiah in his Canadian debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and will be making his debut with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 2018 with Beethoven's 9th Symphony.