THE RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY PRESENTS GOLDA SCHULTZ – soprano and LISA ENGELBRECHT – piano in
‘WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!’
Mozart – Vorrei spiegarvi
Handel – Non disperar
Strauss – An die Nacht
Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden
Sausle Liebe, Myrthe
Als mir dein Lied erklang
Schubert Sonata in B flat major, D 960 – 2nd movement
Beach – The years at the Spring
– Ah love but a day
– I send my heart up to thee
Sondheim – Could I leave you
– Losing my mind
– You could drive a person crazy – Golda Schultz with Athenkosi Hoyi and Janel Speelman, sopranos and Lindsay Aldrich, mezzo
Golda Schultz is in Cape Town to sing the role of Countess Almaviva in Cape Town Opera’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Golda came to international attention when she made her European debut in the same role at the Bayerische Staatsoper in May 2012 whilst still a member of the company’s Opernstudio. Der Neue Merker wrote of that performance: ‘She mastered this opportunity with bravura. With her warm, clear and richly nuanced voice and her fresh, youthful acting she captivated the public from the first moment…. an altogether auspicious debut’.
Golda spent the 2013/14 season as a member of the ensemble of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt where her roles included Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) and Ninette (The Love for Three Oranges). She also made her debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen on tour to Japan as Marzelline (Fidelio) under Paavo Jarvi. She returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper to join the ensemble, having already sung such roles as Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Elisabeth (Elegie fur junge Liebende), Inez (Il Trovatore), Taumannchen (Hansel und Gretel) and the High Priestess ( Aida) as a member of their opera studio.
Lisa Engelbrecht, principal vocal coach at the Opera School of the SA College of Music at the University of Cape Town obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and singing from UCT in 1990. She continued her singing studies at the Conservatorio, Milan from where she obtained the Diploma di Perfezzionamento in 1991. From 1998 – 2001 Lisa held positions as operatic vocal coach/repetiteur/accompanist at the British Youth Opera, London, Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin (Opera National du Rhin) in Strasbourg, the Renata Scotto Academy in Italy, the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and at Glimmerglass Opera in New York. Lisa obtained her Master of Music degree in 2002 at the University of Illinois and returned to South Africa as vocal coach /repetiteur at CTO until 2008 also completing her Doctor of Music degree in that year.