Helene Schneiderman

Helene Schneiderman

The American mezzo-soprano Helene Schneiderman was born in Flemington, New Jersey and began her studies at Westminster Choir College, Princeton. She completed a Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Cincinnati College of Music and went on to gain an Artists’ Diploma in Opera in 1981. After graduating, Helene moved to Germany, where in 1982, she joined the Heidelberg Opera Ensemble and since 1984 has been a member of the Staatstheater Stuttgart. As well as her work with Stuttgart, she has made guest performances with many major European and American Opera Companies including Munich State Opera, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Orlando, Florida and New York City Opera. From 1982-1987, she appeared regularly at the Heidelberg Schlossfestival and appeared at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro in 1990. In 1998 Helene Schneiderman was given the prestigious title of Kammersängerin from the City of Stuttgart. At the time, she was the youngest singer ever to have been so honoured.

She made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Zweite Dame DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, conducted by Bernard Haitink. Other prominent conductors with whom she has worked include Leonard Bernstein, Dennis Russell Davies, Giuseppe Patané, Sir Georg Solti and Alberto Zedda.  As well as her operatic commitments, Helene has developed a varied concert career and has appeared widely in oratorio and lieder recitals, most notably at the Beethoven Festival, Bonn, in 1989 when she sang Arias and Barcarolles by Leonard Bernstein in the presence of the composer. She has also recorded the Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland on compact disc with the orchestra of St. Luke’s under Dennis Russell Davies.



Robert Gilder
Managing Director


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