Christine Goerke
Musical America

Musical America today announced the winners of the annual Musical America Awards, recognizing artistic excellence and achievement in the arts. Opus 3 Artists is pleased to congratulate soprano Christine Goerke on being recognized for her stellar work on the opera stage.

The announcement precedes the December publication of the 2015 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, which, in addition to its comprehensive industry listings, pays homage to each of these artists in its editorial pages.

The annual Musical America Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the Century Club on Thursday, December 11.

Christine Goerke is the Wagner-Strauss soprano we have been waiting for, a multi-hued miracle of gale-force power and pinpoint control, effortlessly riding over the most clamoring orchestras. Her thrillingly nuanced Elektra at Chicago's Lyric Opera and transcendent Dyer's Wife in Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Metropolitan Opera are preludes at both companies to Wagner's ultimate heroine, Brünnhilde, in the Ring. Her first staged encounter with the role is this season at Houston Grand Opera and the Canadian Opera Company. A dozen years ago she was starring in Handel, Gluck, and Mozart roles (she won the 2001 Richard Tucker Award), but her voice gradually changed into heavier roles. This past summer she returned to the Glimmerglass Festival with her family, where she was artist-in-residence, performed in Ariadne auf Naxos, and worked with young artists--an ideal opportunity for the New Jersey singer whose Twitter handle is "@heldenmommy."

Congratulations to all of the nominees:

Peter Sellars: Artist of the Year
John Luther Adams: Composer of the Year
Gianandrea Nosed: Conductor of the Year
Lisa Batiashvili: Instrumentalist of the Year