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 performed more than 250 art songs in 13 languages and enjoys the full complement of recital, concert and opera engagements alike. Ms. Scharich has has presented recitals at the American Composer’s Forum, The Wagner Society, La Jolla Athenaeum and the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. She has collaborated extensively with the Alexander String Quartet, with whom she recorded In meinem Himmel: The Complete Mahler Song Cycles (Foghorn Classics 2018), lauded by Opera News as an "extraordinary and complete musical and poetical accomplishment."
Other collaborators include renowned pianist Jeffrey LaDeur, founder and director of San Francisco International Piano Festival. Their recording To My Distant Beloved has been called "a truly remarkable feat of musical and dramatic transformation" (San Francisco Classical Voice). Upcoming recordings include the release of songs of the great Brazilian composer Alberto Nepomuceno, the focus of Ms. Scharich's extensive partnership with Brazilian pianist Ricardo Ballestero . Enthusiastic about working with living composers, Ms. Scharich has premièred solo vocal works by Elinor Armer, Kurt Erickson, Janis Mattox, Laurence Rosenthal and Anno Schreier (partnership between Deutsche Oper Berlin and Lieder Alive), and is featured in Everyone Sang: Vocal Music of David Conte (ARSIS).
In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 35 roles ranging from Monteverdi to Philip Glass, including première performances of David Carlson’s Anna Karenina, Laura Kaminsky’s Today It Rains and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves.