(Bloemfontein, South Africa)
2018–19 Season: Clara in It's a Wonderful Life
Making her San Francisco Opera debut as Clara in Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life, soprano Golda Schultz is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a recent member of the ensemble of Munich’s Bavarian State Opera where she appeared in a wide variety of roles including as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Liù (Turandot), Musetta (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Freia (Das Rheingold), and Pamina (The Magic Flute). After a successful Salzburg Festival debut as Sophie in 2015, Schultz returned in the summer of 2017 in La Clemenza di Tito. She returns to Austria this season in her debut for Vienna State Opera as Contessa Almviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Following her very well-received debut as Pamina for the Metropolitan Opera, she also performs this season Mendelssohn’s Elijah under Fabio Luisi for Opernhaus Zürich, Mozart and Beethoven concert arias at Konzerthaus Berlin under Riccardo Minasi, Mahler Symphony No. 2 with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Hannu Lintu, and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel. In addition, she gives her debut recital at London’s esteemed Wigmore Hall.