Golda Schultz


South African soprano Golda Schultz is internationally hailed as one of today’s most talented and versatile artists. In 2022, she released her debut solo album on Alpha Classics – ‘This Be Her Verse’, curated together with pianist Jonathan Ware, explores the inspirations of female composers from the Romantic era to present day, including a new commission from Kathleen Tagg and Lila Palmer.

In the 2022/2023 season, Golda Schultz marks her debut at both Opéra National de Paris and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Micaëla (Carmen), returns to The Metropolitan Opera as Adina (L'elisir d'amore), to Wiener Staatsoper as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and reunites with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for Sibelius, Luonnotar y Mahler, Symphony No 2.  In further concert appearances, she joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Luonnotar both at Boston’s Symphony Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Tonkünstler Orchester for Haydn, Die Jahreszeiten.

Trained at Juilliard School and Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opernstudio, Schultz found immediate success on both sides of the Atlantic through operatic appearances that have included Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Clara (It’s A Wonderful Life) at San Francisco Opera, and Pamina, Nanetta (Falstaff), Clara (Porgy y Bess), Sophie and Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress) at The Metropolitan Opera.

The demand for Golda Schultz in concert is unparalleled: recent performances include Strauss, Vier letzte Lieder with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, his Brentano Lieder with New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Mozart, Réquiem at Salzburg Easter Festival with Christian Thielemann and Mendelssohn Elijah with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester and Andris Nelsons.  In 2020, Golda Schultz was featured soloist of The Last Night of the BBC Proms which was broadcast live on radio and television to a global audience of millions.