The baritone Joachim Goltz made his National Theatre Opera debut on 28 January 2020 in the role of Don Pizzaro (Fidelio, State opera production). He was 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 (Hänsel and Gretel), Klingsor (Parsifal), Pizarro (Fidelio), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Faninal (Rosenkavalier), Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande). He was also seen as Gunther (Götterdämmerung) in Wiesbaden, Telramund (Lohengrin) in Dortmund and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) in Kaiserslautern. Recent guest performances have led him to opera houses in Dresden (Semperoper), Berlin (Komische Oper), Weimar, St. Gallen, Hannover, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Bonn, Heidelberg, Lübeck, Bremerhaven, Zagreb, and others.
Joachim Goltz equally proves his talent and versatility in concert as a frequent guest in the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Here he had successful stage presence in, among others, as Ratefreund in Walter Braunfels’ Die Vögel and in Joseph Martin Kraus’ Aeneas in Karthago, conducted by Lothar Zagrosek.