Cheryl Studer

Biography

Born: October 24, 1955; USA  
Cheryl Studer's repertoire is among the widest-ranging of those of any soprano, ranging from the Baroque to the twentieth century; her roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Die Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Odabella in Verdi's Attila, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Floyd's Susannah, and nearly all of the lyric Wagner roles: Elizabeth (Tannhäuser), Elsa (Lohengrin), Freia (Das Rheingold), and Sieglinde (Die Walküre). She has also Read more explored the art song repertory extensively; in all these things, she has applied a strong sense of musicianship and period style.
Born in Midland, Michigan, Studer took up music at an early age with piano and viola studies. She attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy and did her college studies at the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She first gained recognition during three summers at the Tanglewood festival, where both Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa expressed admiration for her singing; Ozawa, in fact, engaged her for several BSO concerts during the 1978-79 season. In 1977 she also won the High Fidelity/Musical America award, and in 1978 the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
In 1979 Studer went to Europe to continue her studies, with, among others, Hans Hotter. There she made her opera debut at the Bavarian State Opera in 1980 as the First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute. She sang with various other theaters in Germany, including Bayreuth, where she made her debut as Freia in 1985. Her United States debut was in 1984 as Micaela in Carmen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 1987, she returned to Bayreuth to sing Elsa, which brought her to international fame. Her La Scala debut was the next year as Mathilde in Rossini's William Tell, and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1990 was as Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni. During the late 1990s, she had a period of vocal problems that led to the Bavarian State Opera canceling her contracts, but after a brief time off the stage, her performances indicated a return to form.
The Sawallisch recording of Strauss' Die Frau Ohne Schatten shows her at her best, with a warm, lyrical tone that still has the necessary carrying power for the difficult role of the Empress. Read less
Floyd: Susannah / Nagano, Studer, Ramey, Hadley, Chester
Release Date: 09/13/1994   Label: Erato  
Catalog: 45039   Number of Discs: 2
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Rossini: Semiramide / Marin, Studer, Ramey, Larmore, Lopardo
Release Date: 04/12/1994   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 437797   Number of Discs: 3
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Rossini: Guglielmo Tell / Muti, Zancanaro, Studer, Merritt
Release Date: 09/16/2008   Label: Philips  
Catalog: 422391   Number of Discs: 4
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Wagner: Die Feen / Sawallisch, Esther-gray, Moll, Studer
Release Date: 12/12/1994   Label: Orfeo  
Catalog: 62833   Number of Discs: 3
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Wagner: Tannhauser / Domingo, Studer, Sinopoli
Release Date: 09/27/1989   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 427625   Number of Discs: 3
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  • 51.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni Excerpts / Muti, Shimmel, Ramey, Studer
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54323 Release Date: 08/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Samuel Ramey,  Carol Vaness,  Frank Lopardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 52.
    Wagner: Die Walkure Highlights / Haitink, Marton, Morris
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54328 Release Date: 07/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  James Morris,  Carolyn Watkinson,  Margarita Lilowa  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Strauss: Elektra / Marton, Studer, Fassbaender
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100049 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender,  James King,  Eva Martón,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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  • 54.
    Opera Goes To War!
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 63733 Release Date: 05/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Gioachino Rossini,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Maria Callas,  Nicola Zaccaria,  Angelo Mercuriali,  Franco Corelli  ... 
    Conductor:  André Cluytens,  Riccardo Muti,  Tullio Serafin,  Thomas Schippers  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra,  Paris Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 55.
    100 Best Tenor Arias
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 242720 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Wagner,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  José Carreras,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Peter Haage  ... 
    Conductor:  Jacques Delacôte,  Berislav Klobucar,  Bernard Haitink,  Heinz Wallberg  ... 
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  • 56.
    Best Encores 100
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 64752 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Alexander Goedicke,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Teodor Grigoriu,  Ernesto De Curtis  ... 
    Performer:  Ole Edvard Antonsen,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Placido Domingo,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  John Barker,  Asher Fisch,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Franz Welser-Möst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris  ... 
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  • 57.
    Wagner: The Ring (Highlights) / Haitink, Bavarian Rso, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics For Pleasure   Catalog: 28377 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Johannes Ritzkowsky,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Mahler: Das Klagende Lied / Sinopoli, Studer, Goldberg
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435382 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Reiner Goldberg,  Waltraud Meier,  Cheryl Studer
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shinyukai Choir,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Rossini: Guglielmo Tell / Muti, Zancanaro, Studer, Merritt
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 422391 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Amelia Felle,  Cheryl Studer,  Vittorio Terranova,  Alberto Noli  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
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  • 60.
    Il Banchetto Musicale Di Signor Rossini
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 434958 Release Date: 08/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Diana Montague,  Maryse Castets,  Sumi Jo,  Raquel Pierotti  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Claudio Scimone,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus  ... 
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  • 61.
    Wagner-Gala / Abbado, Studer, Meier, Jerusalem, Terfel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 439768 Release Date: 06/04/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Bryn Terfel,  Waltraud Meier,  Siegfried Jerusalem
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 62.
    Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Haitink, Morris, Marton, Jerusalem, Adam
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 19479 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Christine Hagen,  Jane Eaglen,  Eva-Maria Bundschuh,  Theo Adam  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 63.
    Wagner: Lohengrin / Studer, Frey, Schneider
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001085709 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Manfred Schenck,  Gabriele Schnaut,  Paul Frey,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Schneider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 64.
    Strauss: Elektra / Wolfgang Sawallisch, Cheryl Studer, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 09190 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Kurt Moll,  Victoria Wheeler,  Dorothea Giepel,  Ulrich Ress  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 65.
    Cheryl Studer In Salzburg - Schubert, Debussy, Strauss
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437784 Release Date: 11/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Claude Debussy,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Cheryl Studer
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  • 66.
    Opera Assist / Gobbi, Gedda, Kraus, Pavarotti, Callas, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56133 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Umberto Giordano,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Tito Gobbi,  Franco Corelli,  Beniamino Gigli,  Renata Scotto  ... 
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  • 67.
    Prima Diva
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55095 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Hendricks,  Ola Samnegĺrd,  Maria Callas,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  Eric Ericson,  Alceo Galliera,  John Barker,  Riccardo Muti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir,  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra members,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 68.
    Schubert: Lieder / Cheryl Studer, Irwin Gage
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431773 Release Date: 06/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Irwin Gage
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  • 69.
    Cheryl Studer - A Portrait
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55350 Release Date: 06/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner,  Charles Gounod,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Cyndia Sieden,  Alfred Muff,  Ute Vinzing  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Bernard Haitink,  Jeffrey Tate,  Michel Plasson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian State Orchestra  ... 
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  • 70.
    Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Highlights / Sawallisch
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54494 Release Date: 06/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Jan-Hendrik Rootering,  Marjana Lipovsek,  Kurt Rydl,  Andreas Schmidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 71.
    Mozart: Arias / Studer, Marriner, Asmf
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 426721 Release Date: 02/14/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 72.
    Listen With Your Eyes - Sampler 2007
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2020076 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Wilhelm Backhaus,  Martha Argerich,  Alfred Brendel  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm,  Riccardo Chailly,  Herbert von Karajan,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 73.
    Wagner: Die Walküre / Haitink, Martón, Studer, Salminen
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 58705 Release Date: 10/17/2006   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Matti Salminen,  James Morris,  Cheryl Studer,  Reiner Goldberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 74.
    Truly Domingo
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000719102 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Nicolai Ghiaurov,  Piero Cappuccilli,  Walter Gullino  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Carlos Kleiber,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus  ... 
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  • 75.
    La Scala Collection - 11 Operas
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA LS3000BD Release Date: 07/25/2006   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Francisco Araiza,  Natale de Carolis,  Claudio Desderi,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni,  Lorin Maazel,  Stefano Ranzani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
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