Internationally recognized voice teacher RUTH GOLDEN brings to Manhattan School of Music over twenty years of teaching, having served on the faculties of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), LIU Post, and Bard College Conservatory Graduate program. As a guest Master Teacher, Miss Golden has worked with young singers at the Glimmerglass Festival, the Juilliard School, Songfest, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Chautauqua Institution, the University of Southern California, and Eeh Wah University in Seoul. Ruth Golden’s students have gone on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the San Francisco Opera, Bayersches Staatsoper Munich, Deutsche Opera Berlin, New York City Opera, Spoletto Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, among others.
Under the director of Beverly Sills, Miss Golden appeared at the New York City Opera as Mimi in La Boheme, Marguerite in Faust, both Pamina and First Lady in Die Zauberflote, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and numerous operetta heroines in The Student Prince, The Mikado, and The Merry Widow. In addition to appearances on Live from Lincoln Center, Miss Golden appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, and Merkin Concert Hall. Concert engagements included appearances at the Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Music Center, the Ravinia Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West.
In addition to touring 35 of our 50 states, Miss Golden appeared with Canadian Opera Company, Orchestra Pasdeloup in Paris, Prague Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Royale in both Madrid and Lisbon. An alumna of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Miss Golden appeared with Marilyn Horne and Martin Katz for the Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Miss Golden’s discography, originally recorded for Koch International Classics, includes works by Delius, Warlock, Vaughan-Williams, Rodrigo, and Samuel Barber. The Warlock and Barber recordings have been re-released on EMI.
Miss Golden received the Van Lawrence Fellowship Award from The Voice Foundation, and serves as an active member of the panel of judges for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is one of the select group of voice experts to be featured in Robin Rice’s book Great Teachers on Great Singing.