Mezzo Soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her "exuberant vitality", "fearless technical precision", "deep-rooted pathos" and "irrepressible musical splendor." As a dedicated recitalist, she has given solo recitals the The American Composer's Forum, The Wagner Society, Lieder Alive, The La Jolla Athenaeum, among others. In the summer of 2016, Ms. Scharich performed a series of concerts in São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, where she performed with Ricardo Ballestero and Cristiano Alves at the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles. Next year, she and Mr. Ballestero will embark on a project encompassing a series of performances and recordings that will present all of the non-Portuguese songs of the great Brazilian composer Alberto Nepomuceno, which until now have remained in relative obscurity. A great proponent of Lieder, she is currently collaborating with the Alexander String Quartet on new quartet and voice arrangements of the great orchestral Lieder (Rückert, Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Wesendonck-Lieder and Vier letzte Lieder), which are to be recorded in 2017 and released in the spring of 2018. In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 25 roles in the lyric mezzo repertoire, most recently and to much acclaim as Minerva in West Edge Opera's production of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria. This spring she will be seen as Agathe in Opera Parallèle's production of the Philip Glass opera Les Enfants Terribles. Enthusiastic about working with living composers, she has premiered works by Kurt Erickson and will be heard in Janis Mattox's upcoming chamber opera Sueños de medianoche (Midnight Dreams), set in Spanish and based on Bolivian legend.