“In the role of Vitellia, Golda Schultz sings with a round and sonorous tone…[she] makes Vitellia’s rage and remorse all the more palpable”
“Golda Schultz sang with a silky, glossy soprano as Vitellia”
“That role [Liù] was shiningly sung by Golda Schultz, suggesting a stellar future in the ‘Freni’ roles (her limpid pianissimos at the climaxes of ‘Signore ascolta’ and ‘Tu che di gel sei cinta’ were something to marvel at).”
“The best in the cast was South African soprano Golda Schultz as Liù…Her attractive voice is nicely suited to the role, and she sings with gusto”
"A pleasant revelation of the South African soprano Susanna Golda Schultz, holding a polished timbre, very musical and careful diction, subtly sensual and flirtatious; impeccable in the air, "Please come, do not delay, oh beautiful joy," sung sitting inside of a crystal chandelier suspended a few centimeters from the ground."
"Golda Schultz was a jaunty Susanna stage presence and musical. Rather Traditional its characterization in the duets with Figaro and the Count, discreet sensuality in " At last the moment ", gentle playful complicity (this really?) With the Countess in the duet " tune on ". Beyond good musical merits, but we warned her not a perfect fit with the character."
"It was Villa-Lobos’ magnificent Bachianas Brasileiras No.5, however that stole the show, though that was as much due to the singer – the fast-rising South African soprano Golda Schultz – as the 12 cellists. What a luscious, full-blooded timbre she has; even her humming in the famous Cantilena sent shivers down the spine. And what energy she thrust into the fast-pattering syllables of the Danca."
"A top cast includes some notable debuts: the South African soprano Golda Schultz makes a tremendous, honey-toned Countess Almaviva; Italian baritone Davide Luciano is a twinkle-toed, crafty Figaro, while Italian bass Carlo Lepore is a genuinely funny Bartolo."
"Once in a while a singer new to Glyndebourne gets the house tingling. It happened in 2005 with Danielle de Niese, and you know where she is now; she’s Glyndebourne’s chatelaine, pictured in the programme book holding baby Bacchus. I felt another crackle of electricity with Golda Schultz — born in South Africa, experienced in Germany, cast as the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Schultz doesn’t just add exotic colouring to Michael Grandage’s 2012 show, splashed with designer Christopher Oram’s Moorish panache and the hot-house silliness of the Swinging Sixties. She also lends a dark vocal lustre and depth of feeling that are immediately showcased in her aria bemoaning the Count’s infidelity. Consonants stay on the fuzzy side, but when so much else is as sharp as a pin you’ll probably roll with the tide."
"And yet there was time and space for Mozart’s sublime moments. The best of these was the Countess’ lament “Dove sono”, which Glyndebourne débutante Golda Schultz sang with heartfelt beauty: smoothness of voice, with a carefully measured touch of vibrato. As Susanna, Rosa Feola gave a contrasting soprano with real sparkle, particularly good at matching the accenting of her lines to pert, Audrey Hepburn-like facial expressions. Gyula Orendt gave a hilariously sleazy acting performance as the Count, but didn’t really take vocal command of the stage for his big moment, 'Vedrò, mentr'io sospiro.'"
"But it’s the women who are exceptional. It’s hard to imagine finer soprano singing or more exuberant portrayals of Susanna and the Countess than those supplied by Rosa Feola and Golda Schultz respectively, while Natalia Kawalek’s luminous mezzo and acutely observed teenage male mannerisms make her an ideal Cherubino."
“South African soprano Golda Schultz, as Countess Almaviva, has an exquisitely beautiful voice”
"Golda Schultz as Sibilla demonstrated her gleaming dramatic soprano voice, consistently blazing higher and higher."
“As the speed-obsessed Sibilla, Golda Schultz sings with strength and assurance, her voice with its own distinctively thrilling radiance; she is a newcomer who simply has everything.”
"Golda Schultz as Countess Almaviva had everyone mesmerized with her soaring soprano solos – songs that suspended time."
"Golda Schultz in the part of Sophie was a very pleasant surprise. This South African soprano studied at the Juilliard School in New York and has sung a few times in Munich in the past two years. She was the best of the entire cast, with a lovely voice and more body than what is usual in these characters. She has no problems reaching the audience and is a superb singer. I think we will hear much more from her.
Martin Gantner was well-suited to the role of Faninal, and Yosep Kang did a good job with the difficult aria of the Italian Singer.The other characters were, without exception, well-covered.
Again, the Nationaltheater was sold out. The biggest ovations were for Golda Schultz and Peter Rose, in that order."
“Golda Schultz embodies a wonderfully effortless Cleopatra, who coped masterfully with all the coloratura.”
“Above all, Golda Schultz, a true Cleopatra here already acclaimed at the Stadttheater, exhibits her sparkling clean, lively coloratura as well as sensitive, poignant tones.”
"Golda Schultz embodies a wonderfully effortless Cleopatra, who coped masterfully with all the coloratura."
“Golda Schultz’s Cleopatra is one to really bow down to, and who sings with feeling and crystal-clear coloratura.”