“She articulates herself very clearly, holds her smooth, blooming alto with prudence and fills all her roles (Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, as well as Schwertleite in Die Walküre and the Erste Norn in the Götterdämmerung) with expressive liveliness. Furthermore she is the only solo artist in this season, in the entire first cycle, who sings with pure intonation without any trace of contesting." (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
The mezzo-soprano is a regular guest at the Bayreuth Festival, where she sings Floßhilde, Schwertleite and 1.Norn in the RING-Cycle as well as Blumenmädchen and Altosolo (Parsifal). Her Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried) was acclaimed by the audience and critics. Erda she sang again in 2009 at the New National Theatre Tokyo conducted by Dan Ettinger. Simone Schröder is a permanent guest of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin. She made her debut in 1997/98 as Page (Salome) with Daniel Barenboim and can be heard as Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff), Emilia (Otello), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), 3. Lady (Zauberflöte), Roßweisse (Die Walküre). 2010/11 she was Mary (Der fliegende Holländer) with Ivor Bolton in Salzburg as well as Roßweiße in (Die Walküre) with Daniel Barenboim at the Teatro alla Scala and the Berlin State Opera. In 2012 she covered Brangäne at the Bayreuth Festival, where she also sang the Altosolo (Parsifal). In 2011/12 she was heard as Erda (Rheingold)in Mannheim, conducted by Dan Ettinger and as Roßweiße in Die Walküre, conducted by Daniel Barenboim in 2012. In December 2012 she sang Fricka in Die Walküre in Buenos Aires. Simone Schröder made her highly acclaimed debut as Erda (Das Rheingold) in the new RING production at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, after she sang Rossweiße (Die Walküre) and Mary (Der fliegende Holländer) at the Staatsoper Berlin. In June 2013, she went as Rossweiße to Milano with the RING production of Berlin and could be heard at the Teatro dalla Scala.