Silja Schindler, soprano, studied at the academy of music and theatre in Hamburg and, yet during her studies, won the well-respected opera contest „A. Belli“ in Spoleto, Italy. There she was assigned for a two-year contract at the Teatro Caio Melisso and Teatro Nuovo.
Back in Germany she sang in R. Strauss‘ „Arabella“ (Fiakermilli) as well as in Bellinis „La Sonnambula“at the German Opera Berlin. Furthermore, she sang Waldvogel in „Siegfried“ and Ortlinde in „The Valkyre“ at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl.Additionally, Silja Schindler was invited by theTeatro di Sao Carlos in Lissabon to sing the main role as the beatiful Lilie in the debut performance of E. Nunes‘ „Das Maerchen“.
Silja Schindler gives and gived guest performances at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Malmoe Opera, Stadttheater Luzern, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, Theater Magdeburg, Biennale München, Musik und Theater Saar Festival, Landestheater Neustrelitz, Theater Vorpommern Stralsund, Brandenburger Theater, Kleist Forum Frankfurt/Oder, Theater fue Niedersachsen Hildesheim, Lyrik Theater Assisi, Teatro Morlacchi Perugia, Teatro C. Melisso Spoleto as well as performing the Queen of the night at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl.
Her repertoire includes roles such as Lulu, Konstanze (Entführung), Queen of the night (The magic flute), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Lucia di Lammermoor, Micaela (Carmen), Sophie (Rosenkavalier), Zerbinetta (Ariadne), Gilda (Rigoletto), Lisa (Das Land des Laechelns), Helmwige, Woglinde und Freia, Agrippina and Cleopatra (Cimarosa and Haendel).
She made music with conductors such as Ulf Schirmer, Daniel Oren, Gustav Kuhn, Marcello Panni, Laurent Campellone etc. and worked with directors such as Karoline Gruber, John Dew, Aurelia Eggers, Alexander von Pfeil etc.
Silja Schindler sang in premieres by Joerg Widmann, Emmanuel Nunes and Rainer Rubbert. Moreover, extensive work traveling led the soprano to Malaysia, Italy and Russia.
Future engagements include „The magic flute“ in Spain, „Ring der Nibelungen“ at Buenos Aires and „The Devils of Loudon“ at Copenhagen.