Among the most powerful operatic voices of her generation, soprano Christine Goerke has performed as the title role in Strauss’ Elektra at the San Francisco Opera in 2017 and was praised for her performances as Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019. Goerke’s adventurous Cal Performances at Home program features music by composers one 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 short songs, her Half-Minutes Songs of 1910.

Cal Performances at Home Spring 2021 press release >>
Event Page >

PHOTO 1
Pictured: Soprano Christine Goerke who performs with pianist Craig Terry as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere April 1 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until June 30, 2021.
(credit: Arielle Doneson)
PHOTO 2
Pictured: Soprano Christine Goerke who performs with pianist Craig Terry as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere April 1 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until June 30, 2021.
(credit: Arielle Doneson)