Soprano Amy Goldstein was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, where her Brooklyn-born father, Cantor Jacob Goldstein, served one of the city’s largest synagogues. After performing with the Goldstein Family Singers from early childhood, Goldstein discovered her “opera” voice at thirteen, and in 1980 she entered the Juilliard Preparatory Division. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music with soprano Adele Addison. In addition to her many opera roles, Goldstein is also known for her dedication to new works and to Jewish music. An increasing part of her work is devoted to recitals of Yiddish song.