Soprano (United States)
Title role in Elektra. Previously: Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung (2015–17); Princess Eboli in Don Carlos (2012); Prima Donna/Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (2011); Ortrud in Lohengrin (2009); Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (2001).
About the Artist:
Christine Goerke has appeared in the major opera houses of the world. At HGO, she sang Brünnhilde in HGO’s first-ever Ring cycle, which concluded last spring; Princess Eboli in Don Carlos (2012); Prima Donna/Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (2011); Ortrud in Lohengrin (2009); and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (2001). Her repertoire also includes the title role in Turandot, Kundry in Parsifal, Leonora in Fidelio, Dyer’s Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Cassandre in Les Troyens, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Alice in Falstaff, and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites. She has also appeared with such leading orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra (in Boston and at Carnegie Hall and the Tanglewood Festival), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Radio Vara (at the Concertgebouw), Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms. This season, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera for Elektra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Die Walküre, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, for Lohengrin. Other future plans include the full Ring cycle at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera. Goerke was the recipient of the 2001 Richard Tucker Award, the 2015 Musical America Vocalist of the Year Award, and the 2017 Opera News Award.