The German soprano, Ulrike Staude, studied from 1987 to 1991 at the Musikspeziaischule in Markkleeberg, and from 1991 to 1998 at the Musikhochschule “Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden with Professor Heidi Petzold; afterwards with Renate Hoff in Berlin. In December 1996 she won the 2nd Prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (Federal Singing Competition) in Berlin. She also participated in several master-classes with Olaf Bär, Brigitte Fassbaender, Walter Moore, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Peter Schreier.
Ulrike Staude sings with important choirs and orchestras and co-operates with conductors such as Howard Arman, Hermann Max, and George Christoph Biller. She has participated in several music festivals, including the Dresdner Musikfestspiel, the MDR-Musiksommer; the Händelfestspiele in Halle, the Rheingau-Musikfestival, the Musikfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Musiktage Hitzacker, the Telemann-Tage Magdeburg, the Festlichen Tage Alter Musik Knechtsteden, the Europäischen Musikwochen Passau. Engagements have led her so far to France, Italy, Russia, Israel, Guatemala and Switzerland. She made guest appearances at the state theatres of Baden Karlsruhe, Chemnitz, Greifswald and Basel (where she participated in two productions under the direction of Herbert Wernicke). Since 1996 she is engaged as a guest at the Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden (where she sang the role of Anne Frank in The Diary of the Anne Frank and appeared in premieres of Celan by Peter Ruzicka and Porque...! Proque...! Tango Orphee by Johannes Wulff Woesten).
Ulrike Staude works for the broadcast and is involved in CD productions (for the labels CPO, Berlin Classics,