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Golda Schultz, soprano & Jonathan Ware, piano

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30PM

Ordway Music Theater

Soprano Golda Schultz is among the world’s most celebrated opera singers. For her International Artist Series debut, she will collaborate with her regular pianist partner Jonathan Ware in this revelatory collection of songs exploring several overlooked worlds of women composers, from the height of the Romantic Era to the present day. The program has been called “a love-letter to women in music” exploring themes of love, nature, folklore and belief – all from a distinctly female perspective – in songs by Nadia Boulanger, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke and Clara Schumann, and a new three-song cycle called “This Be Her Verse” by Kathleen Tagg and Lila Palmer.

Known for the extraordinary warmth of her voice, coupled with her emotionally powerful stage presence, Golda Schultz is one of today’s most versatile singers and in increasing demand internationally. She performs regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian State Opera, the San Francisco Opera as well as concert stages around the world. Though her namesake is the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Golda Schultz is neither Israeli or German, but South African, currently based in Germany.

“Golda Schultz sings with strength and assurance, her voice with its own distinctively thrilling radiance; she is a newcomer who simply has everything.”
     ~ The Financial Times, London

Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, Texas native Jonathan Ware lives in Berlin, where he teaches at the famed ‘Hanns Eisler’ Hochschule for Music, and the Barenboim-Said Academy. His recent concert appearances across Europe include the Théâtre des Champs-Elysée, Berlin Staatsoper, Bordeaux Opera, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, and the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. Jonathan is a frequent recital partner of Golda Schultz, and the two have presented this novel program at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Edinburgh Festival.