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Soprano

Christine Goerke

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Soprano Christine Goerke appears in the major opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Royal Opera House–Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real, and the Saito Kinen Festival. She has sung much of the great soprano repertoire, starting with the Mozart and Handel heroines and now earning acclaim praise in the major Strauss and Wagner dramatic roles as well as Puccini’s Turandot, Beethoven’s Leonore, and Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes. Ms. Goerke has appeared in concert with such ensembles as the Cleveland and Hallé orchestras, the Los Angeles and New York philharmonics, and the BBC, Boston, Chicago, Sydney, and New Zealand symphony orchestras, working with conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, David Robertson, Robert Shaw, Christian Thielemann, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart. This season, Ms. Goerke tours Europe with the Bayreuth Festival and returns to the Metropolitan Opera in Turandot, Houston Grand Opera in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Paris Opera in Elektra, and appears in concert with the Baltimore and Montreal symphony orchestras. Her recording of Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording and Best Choral Performance. Other recordings include Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, the Stabat Maters of Poulenc, Szymanowski, Dvořák, and Britten’s War Requiem. Recently named associate artistic director of Michigan Opera Theater, Ms. Goerke is the recipient of the 2001 Richard Tucker Award, the 2015 Musical AmericaVocalist of the Year Award, and the 2017 Opera News Award.

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