Candace Goetz, an internationally acclaimed soprano, has sung leading operatic roles throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East. With the New York City Opera and its touring company, she has performed such roles as Violetta (La Traviata) Gilda (Rigoletto), and Micaela (Carmen). Additionally, Candace has sung leading roles throughout the United States with companies including Arizona Opera, Utah Opera, Miami Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Columbus, San Diego Opera and Connecticut Grand Opera. She enjoyed a long affiliation with Boris Goldovsky, singing five national tours for him as well as appearing in his “Highlights” concerts, including one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She premiered George Benjamin’s A Mind of Winter” at Alice Tully Hall and later repeated it with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jeffrey Tate. Candace made her European debut in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Violetta in La Traviata.
The Goetz Voice Studio was established in 1992. At the studio Candace teaches professional singers in a variety of styles including Classical, Operatic, Music Theater, Jazz, Cabaret and Pop. On Broadway her students have appeared in Rent, Fosse, Chicago, The Lion King, Wicked, The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins and other shows. Her younger students have been accepted into prestigious schools such as The University of Michigan, Northwestern University and The University of Miami. Candace has been on the faculty of Western Michigan University, Hartt School of Music and Westminster Choir College and is an associate of acclaimed voice teacher and speech pathologist, Joan Lader. Candace received her Bachelor of Music and Music Education degrees from Michigan State University and a Master of Music degree in Voice from the University of Michigan. In addition to performing and teaching, she is also an avid knitter, photographer and slightly out of practice cellist