Matthias Goerne (born 1967) is a German baritone. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. His repertoire spans a wide range of music, from baroque to contemporary, but above all he is a celebrated lieder singer. His discography includes award-winning recordings of Gustav Mahler and Franz Schubert song cycles. Goerne is especially known for his beauty of tone, thoughtful phrasing, commitment to legato singing and impeccable German diction.