Alan Schneider
New England Finalist, 2002

Alan Schneider, tenor, has performed in opera, operetta, and music theatre productions with many groups in his native New England, including the North Shore Music Theatre, Opera New England, and Commonwealth Opera. Last season he made his Boston Lyric Opera debut as the Second Jew in Salome, and returned in September to sing the Comte de Lerme in Don Carlos.


Last fall, Mr. Schneider made his Jordan Hall debut with Boston Bel Canto Opera, in what T.J. Medrek of the Boston Herald called "an especially promising performance." Two seasons ago, he covered and performed the role of Nanki-poo in The Mikado with the Huntington Theatre Company.

This past summer, he took part in the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in Cooperstown, NY, appearing in Le nozze di Figaro and Chabrier's L'Etoile. In the summer of 2000, he performed roles in La Rondine, Ariadne auf Naxos , and Street Scene with the Chautauqua Opera, and was chosen by that company to receive a Shoshana Foundation Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

In addition to these stage works, Mr. Schneider has given a number of recitals, in Massachusetts, New York and Georgia, and has appeared in concerts with the Chautauqua and Omaha Symphonies.

He is an alumnus of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Master's Degree from Boston University where he appeared as Acis in Acis and Galatea, Reverend Pollard in Stephen Paulus' The Village Singer, and as the Mayor in Albert Herring. Mr. Schneider is currently a member of Boston University's Opera Institute.

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