Hélène Schneiderman Mezzo-soprano

history

Hélène Schneiderman studied at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton. She completed first her Masters and then her Artists Diploma in singing at the University of Cincinnati College of Music, and obtained a lyrical singing diploma in 1981. After graduating she moved to Germany and sang with the Heidelberg Opera Ensemble before joining the Stuttgart Staatstheater. She regularly makes guest appearances around the world, including the most prestigious international stages: the Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, the Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf Operas, in Orlando (Florida), the New York City Opera, the Heidelberg Schlossfestival, the Festival Rossini in Pesaro. She has worked with many famous conducters, among which Bernard Haintink, Leonard Bernstein, Dennis Russell Davies, Giuseppe Patané, Sir Georg Solti. Her repertoire include The Magic Flute (The Second Lady), Smeaton (Anna Bolena) at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Vienna Konzerthaus; Henrietta (I Puritani) at the Concertgebouw, Penelope (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Isabella (L'Italiana in Algeri) in Stuttgart, Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and the title-role in Carmen, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv. She sung Meg in Falstaff’s new production by Johannes Schaaf, Bradamante in Alcina’s new production by Jossi Wieler, Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea and made her debut in Giulio Cesare. She has been a regular guest of the Paris Opera (The Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly) and is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Salzburg Festival (Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Flora in La Traviata), the Seattle Opera (Olga in Eugene Onegin), and the San Francisco Opera as well. 

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