Anthony Schneider '17 · bass

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand and Vienna, Austria.

Education: B.M. in Music, the University of Auckland.

Competitions: Grant winner, Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/ Art Song Competition, 2016; Grant winner, Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, 2016; Grant winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2016; Semi-finalist, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Mid-Atlantic), 2016; Third Place, Partners for the Arts, Inc., 2015; Encouragement Award, Gerda Lissner Foundation Leider/ Song Competition, 2015; Recipient of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Grant, 2015; Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opea National Council Auditions, 2015; Philadelphia District Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2014; Main Prize and Audience Prize, North Shore Harmony Club, 2012; Finalist, New Zealand Aria Competition, 2012; Seamus Casey Memorial Scholarship Award, 2011; Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Awards, 2011.

Roles at AVA: Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte; Sparafucile, Rigoletto, Simone, Gianni Schicchi; Talpa, Il tabarro; Johann/ Bailli, Werther; Archibaldo, L'amore dei tre re; Commendatore, Don Giovanni; Mephistopheles, Faust; Colline/ Benoît/ Alcindoro, La bohème; Count des Grieux/Innkeeper, Manon; Dr. Grevnil, La traviata; Surin, Pique Dame.

Other Roles: Banquo (cover), Macbeth, Glimmerglass Festival; Thibaut D'Arc, Maid of Orleans, Russian Opera Workshop; Bass Soloist, Handel's Messiah, Philadelphia Orchestra; Doctor (cover), Macbeth, New Zealand Opera; Captain (cover), Eugene Onegin, New Zealand Opera; Secret Policeman, The Consul, Opera Factory.


Anthony gratefully acknowledges the support of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.

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