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, concert and Broadway performances, Goldstein is also known for her dedication to new works and to Jewish music, and to the preservation and recording of her father’s Choral masterpiece Shalom Ba-Olam with Transcontinental Music. An increasing part of her work is devoted to recitals of Yiddish song. Ms. Goldstein is the cantorial soloist of Sinai Free Synagogue of Mount Vernon, New York.
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