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The tenor Karl Schneider was born in Berlin and studied at the Hochschule der Künste with Richard Gsell. He was a scholarship-holder of the Richard Wagner Foundation. Engagements, among others, in Berlin, Rostock and Schwerin included lyric rôles such as Belmonte, Ottavio, Nemorino, the Duke, and Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, then, after work with Günter Neumann, the King’s son in Die Königskinder, the Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer, Hans in The Bartered Bride, Max in Der Freischütz, Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Canio in Pagliacci, Don José in Carmen, Faust, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress and Florestan in Fidelio. His recordings include the rôle of the Monk in Siegfried Wagner’s Der Heidenkönig.

Role: Classical Artist 
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