Cheryl Studer as Semiramis 1988 in Bonn / Germany.
Size: 4,8 x 5 inches.
Cheryl Studer ( born 1955 ) is an American soprano with a solid reputation in works by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner.
After a year in Vienna, and at Hans Hotter's urging, Cheryl Studer auditioned for Wolfgang Sawallisch who hired her as a permanent member of the Bavarian State Opera, where she spent two consecutive seasons. At the end of the 1981-82 season, she left the Munich ensemble to join the Staatstheater Darmstadt for two seasons, before going to Berlin to be part of the Deutsche Oper ensemble for the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons.
She made her North American opera debut in 1984 as Micaela (Carmen).
She caught the world's attention at the 1985 Bayreuth Festival, when the sang Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) under Giuseppe Sinopoli.
Cheryl Studer: Autograph from 1988