Mezzo Soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her, "noble, vocally assured singing, with stately grace and deep-rooted pathos." Accustomed to singing in a broad range of styles, she is equally at home on the operatic or concert stage. Current and past season operatic highlights include singing Hansel and Zerlina in Opera San Jose's productions of Hansel and Gretel and Don Giovanni, as well as the Countess Lydia Ivanovna in their West Coast premiere of David Carlson's Anna Karenina. She has also frequently been seen in LA Opera's "'Saturday Morning at the Opera" series.
Enthusiastic about working with living composers, in the spring of 2014, Scharich will premiere new works by composer Kurt Erickson and is currently collaborating with composer Janis Mattox on her Spanish chamber opera Sueños de Medianoche (Midnight Dreams).
Scharich's participation in the early music scene has included the great choral works of J.S. Bach and over 10 roles in Handel operas. She is also a founding member of the Vinaccesi Ensemble, a group that champions lesser-known works of the Baroque.
A dedicated recitalist, Scharich's many performances include those presented by the American Composer's Forum in Los Angeles, as well as Lieder Alive of San Francisco.
Kindra studied voice and piano at Eastman School of Music and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance from the University of Michigan. She also completed her post-graduate education at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her longtime voice teacher is Jane Randolph, and she regularly coaches and collaborates with pianist John Parr of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.