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Sabine Goetz (Soprano)

Born: Germany

The German soprano, Sabine Goetz, had her first singing training in 1990 with the Landesjugendchor Rheinland-Pfalz (Director: Willi Becker). In 1992 she began her music studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz with singing as main subject with Gertie Charlent. She continued her studies in 1993 at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Heidelberg-Mannheim with Johannes M. Kösters, Professor Alejandro Ramirez and Professor Katharina Dau, Lied class with Ulrich Eisenlohr. She graduated in 1997 with singing teacher diploma, in 1999 with artistic diplomas as opera singer, and in 2000 passed the concert singer exam.

In 1998 Sabine Goetz won 2nd Prize at Joseph Suder Lied Competition, in 2000 was a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association in Mannheim, in 2002 won the 1st Prize at the International Competition Musica Sacra in Rome and was a finalist at the International Baroque Singing Competition in Chimay, Belgium. With the Baroque ensemble Camerata Bibiena she received in 2005 at the Alte Musik Treff Berlin the Prize of the Jury, in the same year she was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Bingen. She attended master-classes for singing with Professor Klesie Kelly (Köln), Anna Reynolds and Ingrid Figur (Bachakademie Stuttgart), Professor Soto Papoulkas (Essen), Professor Claudia Eder (Mainz) and for Lieder interpretation with Professor Rudolf Jansen (Amsterdam).

After graduating, Sabine Goetz was engaged from 2000 to 2002 as an ensemble member at the Theater Aachen; guest engagements have led her to the Nationaltheater Mannheim (1999), the Staatstheater Kassel, the Staatstheater Braunschweig (since 2002), the Theater der Stadt Heidelberg and the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, especially in roles such as W.A. Mozart's Pamina (Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), also in operas of the 17th and early 18th Centuries such as Les Indes Galantes by J.P. Rameau and L'Orfeo by C. Monteverdi as Euridice. She was also heard at Rokoko-Theater Schwetzingen as Dido in Der Tod der Dido by Ignaz Holzbauer under the musical direction of Frieder Bernius (1999).

As a concert singer, Sabine Goetz is a sought-after performer of oratorios especially by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Monteverdi and Felix Mendelssohn. A regular co-operation link her with Baroque ensembles such as Cantus Cölln under Konrad Junghänel, Barockorchester L’Arpa Festante, Lautten Compagney Berlin under Wolfgang Katschner and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

The singing of Sabine Goetz combine clarity and musical brilliance with warmth, expressiveness and tonal beauty. Various CD productions document her versatility, currently released a recording of the Lutheran Masses (BWV 233-236) by J.S. Bach with Cantus Cölln under Konrad Junghänel on Harmonia Mundi.

Another focus of her work is Lieder recitals with her piano partner Juliane Ruf.

Source: Sabine Goetz Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Konrad Junghänel


BWV 233-236, BWV 245 [w/ Cantus Cölln]

Christian Pfeifer


BWV 247

Helmuth Rilling


BWV 245 [3rd]

Links to other Sites

Sabine Goetz - Sopran (Official Website) [German]


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