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Born in New York, Christine Goerke was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2001 she won the Richard Tucker Award, in 2015 the Musical America Vocalist of the Year Award and in 2017 the Opera News Award.
She is a regular guest on the major American and European stages, where she performs the great soprano repertoire, from Handel and Mozart’s heroines to the dramatic soprano’s roles of Strauss and Wagner. We can name the title-roles of Elektra, Turandot, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Brunnhilde in The Ring, Kundry in Parsifal, Ortrud in Lohengrin, Leonore in Fidelio, Eboli in Don Carlo, the Dyer's Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Cassandre in The Trojans, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues with the Carmelites.
Her concert platform includes the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tanglewood Festival, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival… She has sung with conductors such as James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davies, Sir Mark Elder, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Patrick Summers, Jeffrey Tate, Christian Thielemann, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart.
She is maintaining a regular collaboration with Robert Shaw, with whom she has recorded Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer, Poulenc’s, Szymanowski’s and Dvořak’s Stabat Mater. She has also recorded the title-role in Iphigénie en Tauride and Britten’s War Requiem, which was rewarded in 1999 with a Grammy Award in the ‘Best Choral Performance’ category. Season 2021/22 includes performances of Ortrud (Lohengrin) in Berlin, Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) at Michigan Opera Theatre, and the title-role in Turandot at Metropolitan Opera New York.
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