Soprano (United States)
Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung. Previously: Brünnhilde in Siegfried (2016) and Die Walküre (2015), 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).
About the Artist:
Christine Goerke continues her portrayal of Brünnhilde after singing the role at HGO in Die Walküre (2015) and Siegfried (2016). Her other HGO roles include Princess Eboli in Don Carlos (2012), Prima Donna/Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (2011), Ortrud in Lohengrin (2009), and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte (2001). She has appeared in the major opera houses of the world and has sung much of the great soprano repertoire, beginning with the Mozart and Handel heroines and now moving into the dramatic Strauss and Wagner roles. She has received acclaim for her portrayals of the title roles in Elektra, Turandot, Ariadne auf Naxos, Norma, Iphigénie en Tauride, and Florencia en el Amazonas; Brünnhilde in the Ring cycle; Kundry in Parsifal; Ortrud in Lohengrin; Leonora in Fidelio; Eboli in Don Carlos; Dyer’s Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten; Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes; Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia; Alice in Falstaff; and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites. This season, she made her role debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Cassandre in Les Troyens and returned to Opera Philadelphia for Turandot and the Canadian Opera Company for Gotterdämmerung. Future plans include the full Ring cycle at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera; a return to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, for Turandot; and the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera to sing the title role in Elektra, which she will perform at HGO next season.