Voice group: Tenor
Bernhard Schneider studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Hans Sotin concluding his education passing a graduation examination and an examination in concert singing. As early as his student days, he was active in the areas of both ensemble and solo concert singing; he began his first operatic engagement at the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. From there he went through a number of further stages ending up with a nine-year engagement as a regular soloist at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, singing both lyric and character roles as well as seven years doing small roles at the Bayreuther Festspiele.
A number of radio networks have invited Bernhard Schneider to take part in productions, and in addition to a number of operatic recordings on CD and DVD, he has also taken part in a number of light opera and oratorio recordings.
Bernhard Schneider has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus since September of 2006, affording him an opportunity to indulge in his passion for ensemble singing in this stage of his professional life.