Soprano CHRISTINE GOERKE, recipient of the 2001 Richard Tucker Award, has established an outstanding reputation with many of the world's leading opera houses and orchestras.
Ms. Goerke has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera (where she is an alumna of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program), the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Paris Opera, the New York City Opera, the Seattle Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Saito Kinen Festival and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. She also appeared in a series of Mozart/da Ponte operas staged by the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku Opera Project which included Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosí fan tutte. Ms. Goerke's many roles include the title roles in Norma, Alcina, Agrippina, and Iphigenie en Tauride; Donna Elvira and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Vitellia in Clemenza di Tito, Elletra in Idomeneo, Armida in Rinaldo, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Musetta in La bohème, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmelites, the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes.
On the concert platform, Ms. Goerke has appeared with a number of the leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In both opera and concerts, Ms. Goerke continues to work with some of the world's foremost conductors including James Conlon, Mark Elder, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the late Robert Shaw, Leonard Slatkin, Patrick Summers, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart.
Ms. Goerke's recording of Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording and Best Choral Performance. Her close association with Robert Shaw yielded several recordings included the Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Poulenc's Stabat Mater, Szymanowski's Stabat Mater, and the Grammy-nominated recording of Dvorak's Stabat Mater. Other recordings include the title role in Iphigenie en Tauride for Telarc and the Britten War Requiem which won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.
This past season, Ms. Goerke appeared with the Collegiate Chorale in Carnegie Hall in a performance of Britten's War Requeim, made her debut at the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and appeared in Tokyo as Chrysothemis in Elektra. This summer in addition to this appearance with Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in a concert performance of Götterdämmerung, and she appears with the London Philharmonic at the BBC Proms in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Next season, she sings Götterdämmerung at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and performs the Rossini Stabat Mater with Mark Elder and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.