Our Artists

Return to Singers in the News...

Golden, Ruth Soprano
Ruth Golden was a leading soprano with the New York City Opera from 1985 to 1991, and is currently director of vocal studies at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

Under the direction of Beverly Sills, Miss Golden appeared at New York City Opera as Mimi in La bohème, Marguerite in Faust, both Pamina and First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and a variety of operetta heroines in The Student Prince, The Mikado, and The Merry Widow. In addition to Live from Lincoln Center, Miss Golden has appeared in New York at Carnegie Hall (with the Oratorio Society of New York), Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, and Merkin Concert Hall.

Additional performances in opera and concert have taken Miss Golden to the Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Canadian Opera, The Ravinia Festival, The Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1995 to 2001, Miss Golden appeared as artist/faculty with Martin Katz and Graham Johnson at Songfest, hosted in Southern California.

Adding thirty-one of the fifty U.S. states to her itinerary, Miss Golden also appeared internationally with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Orchestra Pasdeloup in Paris, Chartres, and Rheims, the Prague Philharmonic in Prague, and the Orchestra Royale of Madrid in both Madrid and Lisbon. In 1997, Miss Golden appeared as artist/master teacher in concerts and master classes throughout South Korea. In recent seasons, Miss Golden has appeared in recital/master classes for the Juilliard School, Indiana University, McGill University, The Chautauqua Institution, Belmont University with Regina Resnik Presents, Hebrew Union College, and the University of California, Irvine during the John Harbison Residency. Miss Golden opened the 1999/2000 season appearing with Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Donald McGinnis, and Jean Barr in Los Angeles for the University of Southern California's Koldofsky Memorial Benefit Recital.

As a member of the Koch International Classics family of distinguished recording artists, Miss Golden's discography includes works of Delius, Warlock, Vaughan-Williams, Rodrigo, and Barber. Also recorded for Koch is a disc of songs by Erich Korngold with Dalton Baldwin, pianist.

Miss Golden's students have gone on to study and perform at Minnesota Opera, Sarasota Opera, Music Academy of the West, Chautauqua Institution, Manhattan School of Music, Opera Institute at Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, Lake Placid Summer Vocal Institute, and Utah Festival Opera, among others.

In addition to appearing as guest artist/master teacher, Miss Golden remains busy as an adjudicator. During the past few seasons, she has worked with over 2,000 high school students in New York, in clinics and master classes sponsored by New York OffStage. At the request of Dalton Baldwin, Miss Golden served on the panel for the 1999 Poulenc Plus Competition, served as mistress of ceremonies for the PBS telecasts of the 1997-99 MacAllister Opera Awards, and served three seasons on the panel for the Jenny Lind Awards.

Miss Golden is an active member of the adjudicating panel for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Buffs Performance(s): 5/21/91
Grants awarded: My Own Country: The Songs of Peter Warlock

Twilight Fancies: Songs of Frederick Delius

Schubert Quartets for Four Solo Voices

Return to Singers in the News...