Matthias Goerne

credit Caroline de Bon

Matthias Goerne is one of the most versatile and internationally sought-after vocalists, collaborating with leading orchestras, conductors and pianists.

Matthias Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro Real in Madrid; Paris National Opera; Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, and the Vienna State Opera. His roles range from Amfortas, Marke, Wolfram, Wotan, Orest, and Jochanaan to the title roles in Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and Berg’s Wozzeck.

Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards. The last three albums were recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with Jan Lisiecki (Beethoven Songs 2020) and Seong-Jin Cho (Im Abendrot 2021).

In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

In the 2017/18 season, Matthias Goerne was artist of residence at Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and The New York Philharmonic named him as Artist-in-Residence for their 2018/19 season.

Highlights of the 2021/22 season include concerts with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru, with Israel Philharmonic under Lahav Shani, with Boston Symphony Orchestra under Antonio Pappano, with the Munich Philharmonic under Paavo Järvia and a concert series about Hanns Eisler at Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

At the Berlin Staatsoper Matthias Goerne sang Sarastro in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and is to sing the title role in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck in Barcelona. Song recitals with Christoph Eschenbach, Seong-Jin Cho, Markus Hinterhäuser, Alexandre Kantorow and Daniil Trifonov will lead to Amsterdam, Athens, Hamburg, Essen, Leipzig, Madrid, Paris, Monte Carlo, Moscow, St Petersburg and San Francisco.

 

As of March 2022