Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought‐after vocalists and frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors and pianists. Born in 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, Teatro Real, Madrid, Paris National Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous prize‐winning recordings. For Harmonia Mundi, he has recorded a series of selected Schubert on 11 CDs (The Goerne/Schubert Edition).
His performances include concerts with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Yuri Temirkanov), Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic (Christoph Eschenbach), Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (Manfred Honeck), New York Philharmonic (Christoph von Dohnanyi), Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Lionel Bringuier), Swedish Radio Symphony (Daniel Harding) and NHK Symphony (Paavo Järvi), as well as a series of song recitals with Daniil Trifonov, Markus Hinterhäuser, Alexander Schmalcz, and the Quatuor Ebene at New York Lincoln Center, the San Francisco Opera, Wigmore Hall London, Opera de Lille, the new Philharmonie de Paris, the Beaux‐Arts in Brussels, Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Abu Dhabi, at the Schubertiade Hohenems, and the Sidney Festival, among many other venues. Goerne made his debut as Wotan in a concert version of Das Rheingold with the HK Phil under Jaap van Zweden in 2015, and this year he returns again as Wotan / Wanderer in Siegfried.