Anthony Schneider is a trilingual (English, French and German) operatic bass from Austria and New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors (Voice Performance) from the University of Auckland. He is now a student at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he has performed Archibaldo in L’amore dei tre re, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Méphistophélès in Faust, Colline in La Bohème, and Comte des Grieux in Manon. Anthony covered the role of Banquo in Macbeth, the Sprecher and 2nd Priest in Die Zauberflöte and performed the role of 2nd Armed Man as part of the Glimmerglass Festival 2015.

 

Equally at home on the concert stage, Anthony sang in Handel's Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2014, performed Sibelius songs with Lyric Fest in Philadelphia, and was part of Baltimore Concert Opera’s Cabalettas and Cabernets showcase. In January 2016 he was selected as one of four participants in Joyce DiDonato’s Masterclasses in Carnegie Hall.

 

Anthony was a Semifinalist for the 2016 Metropolitan Opera Nation Council Auditions. Other 2016 prizes include a Grant from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/Song Competition, and 2nd Prize in the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition.

 

Anthony is also the proud recipient of a Kiri te Kanawa Foundation Scholarship.