• Christine Goerke
Cal Performances at Home: Spring Season. Original, full-length performances streamed direct to your home screen.

“A voice like hers comes once in a generation.”
Houston Examiner


Christine Goerke, soprano
Craig Terry, piano

A rare chance to hear one of the world’s outstanding dramatic sopranos—among the most powerful operatic voices of her generation—in an intimate recital format. An accomplished Wagnerian, Goerke is sought out for her opulent voice and dramatic intensity, which is tempered by a refined interpretive intelligence. She triumphed in the punishing role of Strauss’ Elektra at San Francisco Opera (2017), and her performance in Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera two seasons ago brought down the house. For Cal Performances at Home performance, Goerke’s marvelously adventurous program features music by composers you might expect to find on a recital program, including Handel, Schumann, Brahms, and R. Strauss; a special selection of Italian songs in celebration of the soprano’s heritage; favorite musical-theater tunes by Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein; and Carrie Jacobs-Bond’s charming cycle of (very!) short pieces, her Half-Minute Songs of 1910.

The Cal Performances at Home Spring 2021 season is dedicated to Gail and Dan Rubinfeld, leading supporters of Cal Performances and the well-being of our artists for almost thirty years.

Major support provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation.

Patron Sponsor: Bernice Greene   

Premiere Watch Party

Thu, Apr 1, 2021
7pm PDT

Available on demand until June 30, 2021.

Christine Goerke, soprano
Craig Terry, piano

Cal Performances at Home Pricing

The pricing for individual Cal Performances at Home performances is on the honor system and is based on the number of people watching the performance. Or, for the best value, purchase the Spring Stream Pass for $144, which is only $12 per show!


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  • Four or more people viewing the performance


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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.

Premiere Watch Party

Thu, Apr 1, 2021
7pm PDT

Available on demand until June 30, 2021.

Christine Goerke, soprano
Craig Terry, piano

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