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Christine Goerke

  • Soprano


Christine Goerke has also 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, Duluth Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She has worked 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, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the late Robert Shaw, Leonard Slatkin, Patrick Summers, Jeffery Tate, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart


Ms. Goerke's recording of Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with Robert Spano and the 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 Britten’s War Requiem, which won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.


Ms. Goerke’s engagements this season have included Ortrud in Lohengrin at the Houston Grand Opera and A Sea Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Next season she makes her debut at Opera Boston as Leonore in Fidelio and returns to the Houston Grand Opera as the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos. She also appears in Carnegie Hall with Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra in a performance of Britten’s War Requiem, and with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a performance of A Sea Symphony.


Ms. Goerke is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program and the recipient of the 2001 Richard Tucker Award