Singer/Actress & Voice Teacher Lisa Golda


I am so thrilled to be a part of the world premiere of Buffalo Nation, a new classical music-theatrical work by composer Jerome Kitzke and librettist Kathleen Masterson. Featuring baritone Kurt Ollman and four actor-singers, including myself, Alison Mary Forbes, Norman Moses, and Joel Kopischke; the Present Music ensemble; and a sound effects chorus, the piece addresses the near-extinction of the buffalo and the devastating impact of this tragic destruction upon the peoples of the Indian Nations. I play Claire, a character based upon interviews with Charlotte Black Elk, the great-granddaughter of Nicholas Black Elk and a prominent Native American activist and lawyer. It is a treat and a privilege to experience the gorgeous music and poetic libretto of this work, and to work for the first time with Present Music conductor Kevin Stalheim. I’m looking forward to seeing the accompanying film as well. Only three performances: Saturday April 14 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm, both at the Indian Community School; and Sunday, April 15 at 4 pm at the Lincoln Center for the Arts. Visit to purchase tickets, but hurry, they are going fast.

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