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.” A versatile musician, she has sung over 25 roles in the lyric mezzo repertoire, and is equally at home on the operatic or concert stage. Past season engagements include Hansel and Zerlina in Opera San Jose’s productions of Hansel and Gretel and Don Giovanni, as well as Medoro in Handel’s Orlando and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Concert works included the alto solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. As a dedicated recitalist, Ms. Scharich has presented recitals for the American Composer’s Forum in Los Angeles, Lieder Alive, the Wagner Society Northern California Chapter, and the Yehudi Menuhin Seminar in San Francisco. Enthusiastic about working with living composers, in the spring of 2014, Ms. Scharich premiered new works by composer Kurt Erickson and is currently collaborating with composer Janis Mattox on her Spanish chamber opera Sueños de Medianoche (Midnight Dreams). Ms. Scharich 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.