Golda Schultz on Songs by Female Composers

March 4, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Golda Schultz in Edwardian style white blouse; pale blue background; sheet music floating in air
Golda Schultz (Photo: Vittorio Greco)

The theme for Golda Schultz’s debut solo album with pianist Jonathan Ware begins with the question “what if a woman wrote the song?” Golda Schultz, who stars in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming production of Carmen, joins Oliver to survey the album This Be Her Verse which showcases repertoire written by women, about women, highlighting the female experience.


All performances by soprano Golda Schultz and pianist Jonathan Ware from the album This Be Her Verse (Alpha Classics ALPHA-799).

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Am Strande
Liebst du um Schönheit

Emilie Meyer (1812-1883)

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Cradle Song
The Seal Man

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
La mer est plus belle

Kathleen Tagg (b. 1977)
Texts by Lila Pamer (b. 1986)
This Be Her Verse
I. After Phillip Larkin
II. Wedding
III. Single Bed