Judith Schmid (Switzerland) is one of today’s outstanding mezzo-sopranos, and possesses a highly varied repertoire. The operatic stage and the concert hall are her main focus, but her love of lieder (Mahler in particular), of oratorio and of contemporary experimental music means that these all play an important role in her professional life.
For more than 20 years, Judith Schmid has been a much sought-after, highly acclaimed soloist at the Zurich Opera House and elsewhere, singing trouser roles such as Smeton (“Anna Bolena”), Sesto (”Giulio Cesare”) and Silla (”Palestrina”), but also Suzuki (”Madama Butterfly”), Polina (“Pique Dame”), Federica (“Luisa Miller”), Maddalena (“Rigoletto”), Emilia (“Otello”) and many other roles. More recently, she has concentrated increasingly on the dramatic mezzo repertoire.
In the 2016/17 season, Judith Schmid will be a soloist both in Zurich and at the Nuremberg State Theatre, where she will be giving her debuts in the roles of Erda (in”Rheingold”), Waltraute (“Walküre”), Erda (“Siegfried”), and First Norn and Flosshilde (“Götterdämmerung”).