The young German baritone Matthias Goerne has won international critical acclaim for his outstanding song recitals and performances in opera and oratorio. He is in demand in major musical centres around the world.
Filmed over the period of a year, this documentary follows him on a busy round of engagements to New York's Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Zürich Opera, and to Salzburg. He is seen working on and performing music by Schubert, Schumann, Bach, Berg and Mozart, with colleagues including Alfred Brendel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Roger Norrington, Peter Mussbach and Christoph von Dohnányi. Goerne talks in interview about his life.
Photo: Matthias Goerne © DR
The Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma