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Matthias  Goerne

Matthias Goerne

Matthias  Goerne

MATTHIAS GOERNE is one of the most internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras, conductors and pianists all over the world. A native of Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and later with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Goerne has appeared on the world's principal opera stages, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro Real in Madrid, Paris National Opera, Vienna State Opera and Metropolitan Opera in New York. His roles range from Wolfram, Amfortas, Kurwenal, Wotan and Orest to the title roles in Berg's Wozzeck, Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Hindemithʼs Mathis der Maler and Reimann's Lear. He has given recitals worldwide, in programmes ranging from Schubert to Berg, Shostakovich and Eisler, with pianists Piotr Anderszewski, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christoph Eschenbach, Andreas Haefliger and Alexander Schmalcz. He has toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and sung Lutosławski's Les espaces du sommeil at the Musikfest Berlin with the Philharmonic Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen. This season's highlights have included a tour with the Vienna Philharmonic, concerts with the Chicago, Dallas, Boston and London symphonies, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and his debut as Wotan in a concert version of Wagner's Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Goerne's artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards, including four Grammy nominations and an ICMA award. For harmonia mundi, he has recorded an 11-CD series of selected Schubert songs (The Goerne/Schubert Edition). He is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 


 

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