Kindra Scharich returns to OSJ during the 2013-14 season, performing the roles of Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). Previously, Ms. Scharich appeared as the Countess Lydia Ivanovna in the company’s West Coast premiere of Carlson’s Anna Karenina. Other roles performed recently include Rosina (The Barber of Seville) with Opera San Luis Obispo, the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with San Francisco Urban Opera, Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) with West Bay Opera, the title role in La Cenerentola for Pocket Opera, and Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) with Mission City Opera.
On the concert stage, Ms. Scharich has appeared as alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, the great choral works of J.S. Bach, and Handel’s Messiah, most recently under the baton of Maestro Ragnar Bolin of the San Francisco Symphony. As a dedicated recitalist, Kindra has given solo recitals presented by the American Composer’s Forum in Los Angeles and Lieder Alive!, an organization committed to keeping the art of singing German lieder alive and well. She is also a founding member of the Vinaccesi Ensemble, a group that focuses on performing lesser-known works of the Baroque, especially those of the seventeenth century and the Veneto. Next year Ms. Scharich and pianist Jerry Kuderna, will perform a series of concerts in memorium to celebrate the life and music of composer Milton Babbitt.
Ms. Scharich studied voice and piano at University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music, and completed her post-graduate degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her longtime voice teacher is Jane Randolph, and she currently coaches and collaborates with pianist John Parr at the San Francisco Opera.
For more information, please visit Ms. Scharich’s website.