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Boy Soprano

Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe

Headshot of Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe wearing a black collared shirt.


Praised for the remarkable purity of his voice, 13-year-old Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe enjoys performing modern opera, Baroque oratorio, and art song. In 2022, he made his Carnegie Hall debut singing alongside Christine Goerke as Marie’s son (Wozzeck) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and his Lincoln Center debut as a soloist with the National Children’s Chorus. This year he has also sung George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in New York and as a visiting artist at the Yellow Barn Summer Music Festival.

Mr. Schafer-Goulthorpe began his professional career at the age of 10, as the Prince in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince (NEMPAC Opera Project). He has performed the role of Miles in Turn of the Screw (Boston Conservatory’s master of opera program and Enigma Chamber Opera), and the Boy Soprano in Cabaret (Chicago Metropolis Arts). Other organizations he sings with include the San Francisco Opera Guild, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Children’s Chorus and the National Children’s Chorus. Mr. Schafer-Goulthorpe studies voice with Carley DeFranco. He also enjoys soccer, sailing, chess, reading, and visiting his grandparents in New Orleans and England.

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