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.” She has performed more than 200 songs in 12 languages and given solo recitals with pianists Ricardo Ballestero, George Fee, Jeffrey LaDeur, Lois Brandwynne, John Parr and Joyce Yang. As a dedicated recitalist, she has sung at the American Composer’s Forum, La Jolla Athenaeum, The Wagner Society, Lieder Alive and the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. Enthusiastic about working with modern composers, she is featured in David Conte’s Everyone Sang: Vocal Music of David Conte (2018), and has premiered works by Elinor Armer, Kurt Erickson, Janis Mattox and Anno Schreier. Recent recordings include In Meinem Himmel: The Complete Mahler Song Cycles with the Alexander String Quartet (2018), To My Distant Beloved with pianist Jeffrey LaDeur (Spring 2020 release) and Nepomuceno Overseas: Songs of Alberto Nepomuceno and his European Contemporaries, with pianist Ricardo Ballestero (Fall 2020 release). In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 30 roles and was most recently seen in the premiere of Laura Kaminsky’s Today it Rains with Opera Parallèle and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves with West Edge Opera. In fall 2019 she will be seen as Rosaura in ArsMinerva’s production of Ermelinda and in spring 2020 playing Ann Kronenberg in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk with Opera Parallèle.