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Christine Goerke

Soprano

Biography

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Christine Goerke in Elektra © ROH/Clive Barda, 2013

American soprano Christine Goerke sings the title role in Elektra for The Royal Opera in their 2013/14 Season. Goerke has previously sung Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for The Royal Opera.

Goerke grew up on Long Island. She was a member of the Metropolitan Opera, New York’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program 1994–7. She began her career specializing in Mozart and Handel, shifting to more dramatic repertory in 2005. She made her debut at La Scala, Milan, as Ariadne in 2006. Since then her repertory has included Leonore (Fidelio), Princess Eboli (Don Carlo), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Kundry (Parsifal), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Chrysothemis and Elektra (Elektra) and Dyer’s Wife (Die Frau ohne Schatten), for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the opera companies of Houston, Santiago and Turin. She has also sung Brünnhilde (Die Walküre) with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Goerke has also sung with many leading orchestras in the USA (including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra), and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Her concert repertory has included Britten’s War Requiem and Poulenc and Szymanowski’s settings of the Stabat Mater. Her awards include the 2001 Richard Tucker Award.

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