Christine Goerke Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Francisco Salazar

Christine Goerke paid tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a moving video performance at Lincoln Center.

Goerke performed Leonore’s aria “Abscheulicher!” from Beethoven’s opera “Fidelio,” a work that Ginsburg said gave her “the greatest hope for the future.” The video was filmed on Lincoln Center’s campus with Bradley Moore at the piano.

In a statement, Lincoln Center noted, “the aria, with its strong independent female heroine, is a fitting tribute to the woman who fought tirelessly for justice throughout her career.”

The video is available on Lincoln Center’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube page.

Goerke is currently hosting the Met in Concert Live Series and is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera season in 2021-22 for “Turandot.”

The soprano paid tribute to RBG on her social media channels stating, “I would say may her memory be a blessing, but everything about her always has been. She always will be a blessing. Thank you, Ruth. You fought your entire life. For your family, for our daughters, for their futures, for justice in this nation… you were a beacon for all of us. You were a champion for the arts. I am so very honored and grateful that my daughters and I had the chance to stand in front of you and say thank you for all that you’ve done. Rest well and safe home, Justice Ginsberg. You’ll be my personal super heroine forever.”