Christine Goerke Steps Down As Associate Artistic Director Of Detroit Opera

Christine Goerke is stepping down from her position as Associate Artistic Director at the Detroit Opera.

The soprano took to social media and said, “As I take my final bow as Associate Artistic Director, my heart is overflowing with gratitude. There have been so many beautiful moments- bringing in my dear friend, the late Sir Andrew Davis for my final Brünnhilde with him, singing alongside the wonderful Angel Blue in ‘Aïda,’ the many strides forward with the Detroit Opera Resident Artist program, brimming with talent and bright figures- truly a point of pride for any company, but especially dear to my heart, and to the late David DiChiera, who began my relationship with this company when I was just starting out.”

She added, “Performing in Detroit was always like coming home- and now, as proud Michigander- it is! While I’m stepping away from full-time administration for the time being, I’m thrilled to continue my work as a consultant for arts organizations, to continue advocating with every breath (and I’ve got quite a bit of lung power) for the arts, and to continue calling Detroit ‘home.’”

In an official press release, the company said that Goerke will continue to work with Detroit as an artistic consultant and advocate for the art form.

Goerke began her position in 2021 and was instrumental in reshaping the resident program and was responsible for principal casting for mainstage and concert productions. She also worked with the development team to secure funding for the resident program, among others.

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