The human voice is a phenomenon of the most fascinating and wonderful kind. The mission Dr. Wohlt has set himself as a voice doctor and surgeon is to keep human voices healthy and resonant and treat and heal them when afflicted by injury or disease.
As a trained opera and concert singer, Dr. Wohlt feels close bonds to the tradition of the voice doctors of centuries past, who themselves studied the art of singing and were particularly sensitive to the subtle range of disorders affecting the vocal quality of a singer's voice by virtue of their own personal singing experience.
That is why he is intensely passionate about his commitment to healing people's singing voice and offers treatment to singers from all over the world whose voices are affected by injury or disease.
Indeed, it is not until a diseased throat becomes cured that a healthy, tonally beautiful voice can again produce sounds of beauty across its entire register.
The poem entitled "Singing” written by the German lyricist Eva Strittmatter pays homage to all singers. Rarely have the feelings been put to words that the poet so emphatically expresses in her ode to the human voice.
Originally tailored to the lyric tenor Peter Schreier, the poem was re-dedicated to Dr. Wohlt personally by the lyricist herself in 2005. She writes: "To Dr. Gerrit Wohlt—physician, singer—with cordial appreciation for the devotion and allowing the performance! E.S."
When you sing,
Not only do you sing from your soul.
(That you sing with your voice,
Goes without saying.)
Every cell in your body must ring out.
So must be it,
As if you have lived to sing this song.
For this moment in time,
During which you sing.
It must be you, who
Elevates yourself from beneath
Empowered by your own volition.
Accomplishments, afar from reality, shall triumph.
(How it works,
Is revealed by no artistic commandment.)
When you sing,
You compel yourself
Upwardly away from gravity and death.