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The baritone Joachim Goltz, born 1973 in Mannheim, studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold before becoming a permanent member of the ensembles at theaters in Freiberg, Detmold, Würzburg and Wiesbaden. Since 2014 he has been a permanent member of the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, singing roles including "Father" in "Hänsel and Gretel", "Klingsor" in "Parsifal", "Pizarro" in "Fidelio", "Don Magnifico" in "La Cenerentola" and "Faninal" in "Rosenkavalier".

Following his very successful role-debuts in 2018/19 of "Beckmesser" in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" and "Golaud" in Debussy`s "Pelleas et Melisande" he will be performing his Mannheim debut as "Kurwenal" in R. Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" this season. He is also to be seen as "Telramund" in "Lohengrin" at Theater Dortmund, as "Eisenstein" in "Die Fledermaus" in Kaiserslautern and as "Don Pizarro" in Beethoven's "Fidelio" at the State Opera Prague.

Recent guest performances have led him to the principle opera house in Dresden (Semperoper), to the Komische Oper Berlin, to the Nationaltheater Weimar, and to houses in St. Gallen (Switzerland), Hannover, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Bonn, Heidelberg, Lübeck, Bremerhaven, and others.

Joachim Goltz sang in Austria, at the Brucknerfestival-Linz, and had his successful debut as "Telramund" at the Croatian National Opera in Zagreb. He also performed this role in Wiesbaden, Augsburg, Würzburg and at the Ljubljana Festival in Slovenia.

Joachim Goltz has an extensive repertoire which includes several Wagner-Roles, such as "Alberich" in Wagners "Der Ring des Nibelungen", "Holländer", "Amfortas", "Klingsor", "Kurwenal", "Telramund" and "Heerrufer" as well as "FRA Melitone" in Verdi`s "La Forza del Destino", "Papageno" and f.e. "Geisterbote" in Strauß` "Die Frau ohne Schatten".

Joachim Goltz is also celebrated for his roles in several operetta including "Eisenstein" in "Die Fledermaus", "Graf Danilo" in "Die Lustige Witwe", "Aristeus/Pluto" in "Orpheus in the Underworld" and as "Leopold" in "Im Weißen Rössl".

He equally proves his talents and versatility in concert as a frequent guest in the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Here he had successful stage presence in, among others, his role as "Ratefreund" in Walter Braunfels` opera "Die Vögel" and in Joseph Martin Kraus` opera "Aeneas in Karthago", conducted by Lothar Zagrosek.