BIOGRAPHY

Matthias Goerne

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

Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; the Teatro Real in Madrid; the 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. His three most recent albums were recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and include Beethoven Songs with Jan Lisiecki (2020) and Im Abendrot with Seong-Jin Cho (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 2017–2018 season, Matthias Goerne was Artist-in-Residence at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and The New York Philharmonic named him as Artist-in-Residence for their 2018–2019 season.

Highlights of the 2021–2022 season include concerts with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru, with the Israel Philharmonic under Lahav Shani, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Antonio Pappano, with the Munich Philharmonic under Paavo Järvi, as well as a concert series about Hanns Eisler at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

At the Berlin Staatsoper, Matthias Goerne sang Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and will 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 bring him to Amsterdam, Athens, Hamburg, Essen, Leipzig, Madrid, Paris, Monte Carlo, Moscow, St Petersburg, and San Francisco.