Posted December 01, 2013

Posted December 1, 2013

Posted here on June 10th was an item “New Brü on the Block”. Don’t say WagAdmin didn’t warn you!

Peter Gelb, after hearing Christine Goerke sing the role of Faerberin in Strauss’ mammoth opera Die Frau ohne Schatten, immediately signed the dramatic soprano for the roles of Brünnhilde, Ortrud, Elektra and Turandot. In Gelb’s words “After she sang in ‘Frau’ the other night, it just made me realize that we’d better invite her sooner rather than later,” Mr. Gelb said in an interview. “Because I don’t want anybody else stealing her from us.”

You can hear Ms. Goerke in Houston as Brünnhhilde in their non-Festival presentation of The Ring in 2015.

More here and links to praise from Alex Ross and Anthony Tommasini.

WagAdmin was very privileged to hear the “Goerke Roar” in person some days ago.