Voigt, known for her mastery of dramatic roles in operas by Wagner and Strauss, and the occasional foray into Broadway standards, will teach private lessons and masterclasses at SFCM.
In a statement, SFCM President David H. Stull said Voigt "is one of the rare superstars who is a highly gifted teacher and genuinely enjoys working with young artists. We are thrilled to have her with us."
Voigt has strong ties to California and San Francisco. Her family moved to Placentia in Southern California, when she was 14. In 1985, she received professional training as a member of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, and later she joined the SF Opera Adler Fellowship Program. Voigt is offering the West Coast premiere of her one woman show Voigt Lessons, May 6 and 8 at the SF Opera Lab.
Voigt’s faculty appointment is being supported by the Voigt Consortium, initiated with a lead gift and challenge grant from Diane B. Wilsey.