Christine Goerke Receives Major Honor From French Government

By Francisco Salazar

Christine Goerke was named a Chevalier de l’orde des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

The soprano receive the distinction on Nov. 6 at the Kennedy Center November 6 following a performance of “Elektra.”

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was established by the French government in 1957 to recognize artists who have made a significant contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

Goerke has performed all over the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Paris, Houston Grand Opera, Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This season she returns to the Detroit Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. She is set to appear at the Richard Tucker gala.