Dramatic Soprano, Meryl Sher, possesses a voice of wide range, versatility and dramatic intensity. Miss Sher graduated Oberlin College and received her early musical training at The Juilliard School where she was awarded a scholarship for her musical excellence. Prior to her passing, Miss Leonie Rysanek heard Miss Sher sing and her critique was, “My dear, you have a voice we hear seldom in a lifetime - like Birgit Nilsson.” James McCracken, the internationally-renowned tenor heard her Santuzza and asked the director, “What are your plans for this artist? She has a major talent.”
Ms. Sher made her professional debut Violetta in La Traviata at the International Opera Festival in Acapulco, Mexico. She performed the first act duet from Tosca in a Master Class with Placido Domingo in Pittsburgh and was a recipient of a grant from the Wagner Society. She also won the 92nd Street Y Concerto Competition.
As her voice matured, she added more dramatic roles to her repertoire. She sang her first Brünnhilde in Die Walküre at the Liederkranz, Leonore in Fidelio with Westside Opera, Aida with Amato Opera, Tosca with Regina Opera and Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with New Britain and New Rochelle Opera companies. She was invited to sing the Verdi Requiem with New Rochelle Chorale followed by the “Immolation Scene” from Die Götterdämmerung and Beethoven’s “Ah, perfido!” with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble. Subsequently, she performed Brünnhilde in Die Walküre with The Valkyrie Project and Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco with Operesque Classical Concerts after her success as Leonora in Il Trovatore and the lead role of Senza Bliss in A.F.R.A.I.D. by Susan Stoderl.
Ms. Sher has collaborated with conductors including John Fiore, Enrique Batiz, John Balme, James Meena, Alejandro Guzman, Gregory Ortega, Valery Ryvkin, John Eells and Boris Goldovsky.
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