A voice like hers comes once in a generation.

Houston Examiner

Recital
Christine Goerke, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

R. STRAUSS
Eight Songs from the Last Pages, Op. 10
BERG
Seven Early Songs
WAGNER
Wesendonck Lieder
BRAHMS
Selected songs
A rare chance to hear one of the world's outstanding dramatic sopranos—among the most powerful operatic voices of her generation—in the intimacy of Hertz Hall. 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 in 2017, and her performances in Wagner's Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera last season brought down the house, when she was praised as "a Brünnhilde who marries vocal vitality and emotional presence in each radiant note. She takes on the physically grueling task with ninja-like focus and suppleness" (The New York Times).

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