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Hi, there.

My name is Lydia Grace Goldie and I am a Danville, Kentucky native living and working in Lexington, KY. I find immense joy in spending time with others and telling stories that many people can unknowingly relate to, especially within the operatic and musical theatre repertoire. 

My Bio

Lydia Grace Goldie, actress and soprano hailing from Danville, Kentucky, recently completed both her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Marlena Malas. Roles while there included Amore in the NYC debut of Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo, Fiorilla in a devised Bel Canto opera titled Flowers and Tears, Lillian Russel in The Mother of Us All performed in collaboration with MetLiveArts and the New York Philharmonic performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Blanche de la Force in an abridged version of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. This past summer, Lydia made her company debut with the Stephen Foster Drama Association in Bardstown, KY in their productions of both The Stephen Foster Story and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. In prior summers, Lydia was seen making her role debuts as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and Frasquita in Carmen at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music where she also made her Chautauqua Opera Company debut in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and was a soloist in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the CHQ Symphony Orchestra. In addition to operatic performance, Lydia had her debut performance with the New York Festival of Song on a program titled Rodgers, Rodgers, & Guettel last spring. Lydia made her Lincoln Center solo debut in the Wednesdays at One: Vocal Arts recital series at Alice Tully Hall in 2019 and has performed four different times with Buglisi Dance Theatre in their chilling 9/11 tribute Table of Silence project in Josie Roberson Plaza. She was seen four times in Juilliard’s Liederabend series singing cycles by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Jonathan Dove, Yusei Hata, and Joaquín Rodrigo. She was also featured in the 2019 Vocal Arts Cabaret.

Lydia is a true collaborator and sought-after vocal partner to composers and collaborative pianists alike. In December 2021, she debuted the Mother Teresa Songs with pianist, Emma Luyendijk, written for her by composer, Matthew Liu. Other song cycles she has debuted include Zachary Detrick’s Alice Songs, Adam Billings’ For Love of Her for harp and voice, Yusei Hata’s Kadesh according to Ramesses, and Johnny MacMillan’s Odipus der Tyrann for large ensemble. Lydia has also participated in many one-act opera debuts including Matthew Liu’s The Silver Bullet and Joshua Getman’s Oedipus in the District at National Sawdust as part of Juilliard’s Opera-Composer Collaborative Project as well as Zachary Detrick’s Juvenilia and Mileva’s Aria and Lingbo Ma’s MARThA filmed as part of the 2021 Opera Lab showcase.

Honors include the Carl Orff award in the 2023 Orpheus Vocal Competition, an Emerging Talent Award from the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition, second prize in the 2020 Dayton Opera Guild Competition, Third prize in the 2019 Orpheus Vocal Competition, finalist in the 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition,  recipient of the 2017 Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice, and second prize winner in the 2017 Harlem Opera Theatre Vocal Competition. She also performed at the Kennedy Center after being named a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Lydia is an avid storyteller and sings as a way to make people feel seen and deeply loved. She was part of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship at Juilliard for five years and has served as worship leader at Every Nation Church NYC and Cornerstone Assembly of God. She also has her own Private Voice Studio for students of all ages, children and adults, to receive instruction in healthy vocal technique to be used in all genres of music, specifically classical and musical theatre singing. In addition, she has experience teaching group voice lessons and ear training classes with InnOvation Arts Academy as well as music directing for Central Kentucky Community Theatre and InnOvation.

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