A graduate of The Juilliard School and Bavarian Staatsoper’s Opernstudio, South-African soprano Golda Schultz is internationally hailed as one of today’s most talented and versatile artists, as at home in leading operatic roles as she is as featured soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors. In 2022 she released her debut solo album on Alpha Classics, This Be Her Verse, curated with pianist Jonathan Ware.
Schultz has made critically acclaimed performances as Sophie (in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier) at the 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. Key concert and recital appearances have included the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel for Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst for Haydn’s The Seasons, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Santtu-Matias Rouvali in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. She was also the featured soloist at the 2020 Last Night of the BBC Proms.
This season Schultz maes debuts at Opéra National de Paris and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Micaëla (Bizet’s Carmen), and sings Madame Lidoine in Barrie Kosky’s new staging of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites for Glyndebourne. She returns to The Met as Adina (Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore) and to Vienna Staatsoper as Pamina. In concert she reunites with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony for Sibelius’s Luonnotar and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, and joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Luonnotar at Boston’s Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, Tonkünstler Orchester for Haydn’s The Seasons, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.