A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Bavarian Staatsoper’s Opernstudio, South African soprano Golda Schultz has enjoyed an immensely successful launch to her professional career on both sides of the Atlantic. Hailed as one of today’s most talented and versatile young artists, she is consistently praised for a fresh, radiant stage personality and lustrous tone.
Ms. Schultz’s critically acclaimed roles include Sophie (in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier) at Salzburg Festival, Pamina (Mozart’s The Magic Flute) at The Metropolitan Opera, Contessa Almaviva (Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Liù (Puccini’s Turandot) at Vienna Staatsoper. She has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others, and her key appearances on the concert and recital platform include being the featured soloist at the 2020 Last Night of the BBC Proms and solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Her 2020–21 season included debuts as Anne Trulove (Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress) at The Met and Adina (Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love) at Opéra de Bordeaux, a return to Bavarian Staatsoper as Agathe in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new staging of Weber’s Der Freischütz, and performances as Contessa Almaviva in Munich and New York. In concert, she opened the seasons of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, with Mahler songs, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Strauss’s Four Last Songs. She also joined Santtu-Matias Rouvali and l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and returned to the Leipzig Gewandhaus for Mendelssohn’s Elijah under Andris Nelsons. She and her regular pianist partner Jonathan Ware took their acclaimed program of all-female composers to Boulez Saal, Kölner Philharmonie, and on tour to North America.