“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." RING/Bayreuth Festival; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Since 1996 she 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 member 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. She also will be heard as Roßweiße in Die Walküre, conducted by Daniel Barenboim in 2012. In December 2012 she sang Fricka in Die Walküre in Buenos Aires. In March 2013 followed Roßweiße at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater Berlin in Die Walküre At the same opera house she will be singing Mary in Der fliegende Holländer. Afterwards she will give her highly acclaimed Erda again at the National Theatre in Mannheim in the reproduction of Das Rheingold.