Christa Schneider, soprano,
born and raised in Upper Bavaria, is a descendent of an old Bavarian family.
Following the family tradition, she first got her degree in agriculture and then went on to study fine arts. She began her studies in classical music as a voice major at the University of Munich in 1985. She studied with the famous American opera singer Felicia Weathers and took master classes with Grace Bumbry in Salzburg, Austria.
In 1988, before she finished studying, she accepted a contract with the Bavarian State Theater, with which she is associated to this day.
Her repertory includes major works from such diverse composers as W.A. Mozart and Alban Berg. Recently she has begun to turn her attention to musical theater. She has appeared as Maria in Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" and as Sally in "Cabaret". She achieved particular success for her roles in Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" and "A little Night Music".
At home, off stage, she enjoys the countrylife. She is an excellent horsewoman and has won various riding competitions.