Golda Schultz, Soprano
Jonathan Ware, Piano
Golda Schultz, Soprano
Jonathan Ware, Piano
SCHUBERT "Der Morgenkuss," D. 264
SCHUBERT "Heimliches Lieben," D. 922
SCHUBERT "Der Vollmond strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n" (Romanze) from Rosamunde, D. 797
SCHUBERT Suleika I, D. 720
SCHUBERT Suleika II, D. 717
R. STRAUSS "Heimliche Aufforderung," Op. 27, No. 3
R. STRAUSS "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1
R. STRAUSS "Morgen!," Op. 27, No. 4
R. STRAUSS "Cäcilie," Op. 27, No. 2
J. CARTER Cantata
SCHUBERT "Nacht und Träume," D. 827
LE ROUX MARAIS "Heimwee"
This concert is made possible by The Ruth Morse Fund for Vocal Excellence.
In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.
At a Glance
This program combines the familiar with the rare, both in the choice of composers and in the inclusion of lesser-known works by the commonly programmed Schubert and R. Strauss. We hear some Schubert rarities—“Der Morgenkuss” and “Suleika II”—and the too seldom performed “Ruhe, meine Seele” from Strauss’s beloved Op. 27 set. Ravel is represented with his exotic Shéhérazade, more often heard in its orchestral garb. American composers featured here include Beach—a formidable musical talent in the guise of a Boston society matron—and Carter, who in his superb Cantata based on traditional African American spirituals showcases the pianist as brilliantly as the soprano.
Born in South Africa and trained at New York’s Juilliard School and Munich’s Opernstudio of the Bayerische Staatsoper, soprano Golda Schultz has enjoyed success after success in the first seasons of her professional career. She is already firmly established on both sides of the Atlantic as one of today’s most exciting young artists.
Ms. Schultz has delighted audiences and critics alike with her fresh, radiant stage personality and beguiling tone. She has recently enjoyed critically acclaimed appearances as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Salzburg Festival, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Metropolitan Opera, and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
The current season includes a return to the Glyndebourne Festival as Madame Lidoine in Barrie Kosky’s new staging of Dialogues des Carmélites; and to the Metropolitan Opera as Sophie under Sir Simon Rattle and as Clara in James Robinson’s staging of Porgy and Bess, scheduled for live broadcast around the world via the Met’s Live in HD program. On the concert stage, Ms. Schultz joins The Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin) for Mozart’s Requiem, the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Sibelius’s Luonnotar (Esa-Pekka Salonen) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Gustavo Dudamel), London Symphony Orchestra (Alan Gilbert) for Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Philharmonia Orchestra with Mr. Salonen in an all-Beethoven program.
Further debuts in recent seasons include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Teatro alla Scala, Countess Almaviva at Vienna State Opera and Opernhaus Zürich, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Salzburg Festival, Sophie at Tokyo’s New National Theatre, Clara in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life at San Francisco Opera, and Nannetta (Falstaff) at the Met. As a former member of the ensembles of both Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Bayerische Staatsoper, Ms. Schultz amassed a wealth of new roles, including Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Liù (Turandot), Musetta (La bohème), Freia (Das Rheingold), Micaëla (Carmen), and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare).
Ms. Schultz recently joined The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst in Haydn’s The Seasons, performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 under Fabio Luisi at the closing concert of the 2019 Verbier Festival, joined the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel for an extensive European tour of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and appeared at the BBC Proms in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with Richard Farnes.
Sought-after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, Texas-born pianist Jonathan Ware now resides in Berlin, where he teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and the Barenboim-Said Akademie. He studied at The Juilliard School and the Hochschule Hanns Eisler. He regularly returns to the staff of the Verbier Festival Academy and the Samling Institute for Young Artists.
In 2019–2020, Mr. Ware gives concerts across Europe at halls that include the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and London’s Wigmore Hall, collaborating with Elsa Dreisig and Robin Tritschler. In 2020, he makes his debut at the Teatro alla Scala with Bejun Mehta, and returns to the Heidelberg Spring Music Festival with Mr. Mehta and Ludwig Mittelhammer. In the United States, he gives recitals at Carnegie Hall with Golda Schultz; the Kennedy Center with Brenda Rae; and the Mondavi Center at the University of California, Davis, with Luca Pisaroni.
In the past year, Mr. Ware has recorded with Ms. Dreisig, Mr. Pisaroni, and Mr. Mittelhammer. He also gave recitals at the Pierre Boulez Saal and Snape Maltings, and collaborated with the Vogler Quartet and trombonist Peter Moore at major venues in Europe, including the Konzerthaus Berlin and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. He appeared with oboist Olivier Stankiewicz at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York to critical acclaim.
In North America, he has given recitals at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues, Lincoln Center with cellist Michael Katz, the Ravinia Festival, and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
Mr. Ware’s awards include first prize at the International Hugo Wolf Lied Competition, and honors at the Das Lied and Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation international song competitions. As a soloist, he won the grand prize at the 2005 Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, and was a medalist in the 2002 Missouri Southern and New York international piano competitions. His performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), WRR (Dallas), Bayerischer Rundfunk, and US public television.