Artist Of The Week: Golda Schultz

South African Soprano Makes Her San Francisco Opera Debut In Modern Work

By Francisco Salazar

Over the years Golda Schultz has built her career in Europe while performing at the Bayerische Staatsoper extensively. She has gained major praise for her work in the operas of Mozart and Strauss, among others. Schultz has also made rare appearances in the U.S. including a Metropolitan Opera debut which OperaWire hailed as “noteworthy” and a “highlight” of the production. Recently she also made a major debut at the Teatro alla Scala.

Now a year after making her Met debut, Schultz will debut at the San Francisco Opera in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The soprano will not only get a chance to show audiences her command of the modern repertoire, but she will also introduce the opera to the West Coast as it is making its company and West Coast premiere.

It’s also another chance for the young soprano to cement her status as one of the promising voices of her generation and of the opera world.

And if you are not in San Francisco for the performances, Schultz has a busy schedule that will include performances at the Metropolitan Opera in “Falstaff,” Pamina in “Die Zauberflote” and Liu in “Turandot” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

She also sings “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Zurich Opera. She recently toured with Gustavo Dudamel to Lisbon, Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne, Frankfurt, Barcelona, and Madrid and garnered acclaim.


Schultz is a well-known Mozartian, who was featured at La Scala in “Le Nozze di Figaro” released on C major alongside Diana Damrau.

Here she is as Susanna in “Nozze”

And here she is singing from “La Rondine.”


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