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Born Medford,  New York.

American soprano.

Christine Goerke was a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera,  New York (1994-7).  She specialized in Mozart and Handel before moving to more dramatic repertory in 2005.

Her recent engagements include Brünnhilde in concert at the Edinburgh International Festival,  in Toronto and Houston;  and the title role in Elektra at the Met, in San Francisco and Houston, and at the BBC Proms.  She sang Ariadne at La Scala, Milan and Glimmerglass.  She has sung Turandot at the New York Met and at Covent Garden;  Leonore Fidelio at Cincinnati;  Cassandre Les Troyens in Chicago;  Brünnhilde Die Walküre in Chicago and Ortrud Lohengrin for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.

Engagements for the 2019-20 season included Brünnhilde Siegfried in Chicago and Elektra in Toronto as well as Brünnhilde in Ring  cycles at the Met.

Concert engagements include the Cleveland,  New York Philharmonic,  Boston Symphony,  Chicago Symphony,  Los Angeles Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony in the USA.  In Britain she has worked with the BBC Symphony, Hallé and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  Other appearances include the Royal Concertgebouw and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.

She received the 2001 Richard Tucker Award and the 2017 Opera News Award and in 2015 was named Vocalist of the Year by Musical America.  Her recording of the Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony made with the Atlanta Symphony was first choice in BBC Radio 3's Record Review Building a Library comparison.

(Programme 2019)

Roles in Scotland

Brünnhilde a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 2017
Brünnhilde now a mortal
Siegfried 2018
Brünnhilde Siegfried's lover
Götterdämmerung 2019

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