Golda Schultz in ConcertDate: 13 April 2018 19:30 - 13 April 2018 19:30
Location: Rhodes Theatre
Organiser: Jo-Nette Lekay (Phone 046 603 7261)
Event Type: Music Concerts
“Fast-rising South African soprano, Golda Schultz “(The Times )was a journalism major at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa when she took her first music elective, leading her to Kiri Te Kanawa’s recording of Die Fledermaus . Inspired, Schultz began singing Mozart works, continuing on to a graduate degree in music at the University of Cape Town followed by studies at The Juilliard School. In 2011, Schultz flew to Munich to audition for the Young Artist Program at Bayerische Staatsoper, where they offered her a two-year position on the spot. Schultz then joined the ensemble of Stadttheater Klagenfurt for one season where
she earned considerable attention in new productions of both Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie) and Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra).
Schultz’s debuts include critically acclaimed performances at the Bayerische Staatsoper (principal role debut as Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro ), the 2014 Salzburger Festspiele (Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier ), the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival (Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro ), and at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s La bianca notte as the lead female role, Sibilla. London’s The Guardian claims,“It’s hard to imagine a finer soprano singing.” Schultz made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2017-18 season as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte , under the baton of Maestro James Levine. Her 2017-2018 season included lead roles at the Bayerische Staatsoper in productions of Carmen (Micaëla), La bohème (Musetta), Das Rheingold (Freia), Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi), and Parisfal (Klingsors Zaubermädchen); performances at the German AIDS Foundation’ s Opera Gala and Wiener Konzerthaus Gala; a debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo in Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie); performances of Haydn's iconic The Seasons with The Cleveland Orchestra in Cleveland and at Carnegie Hall in New York; and an engagement with Opernhaus Zürich as the lead role of The Widow in Mendelssohn’s Elias . In the 2016-2017 season, Schultz made her house and role debut at Teatro alla Scala as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro ) under Franz Welser-Möst, returned to the Salzburger Festspiele for her first Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito )under Teodor Currentzis in a new production by Peter Sellars, and continued as a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble with roles including Pamina (Die Zauberflöte ) and Liu (Turandot ). Schultz also made a number of exciting concert debuts, including with the Iceland National Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No.2 under Christoph Eschenbach, with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time under Stefan Asbury, and with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mozart concert arias. A natural concert performer, Schultz has also enjoyed recent debuts with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’Brentano Lieder under Andrew Litton and at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen on tour with Paavo Järvi to Japan in Beethoven’s Fidelio , and at Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling with Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla in Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido . Born in Cape Town and raised in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Schultz currently resides in Munich. For more information, visit www.goldaschultz.com