Lise launches into 2018 with a glorious Brünnhilde and a return to her iconic Turandot

Lise Lindstrom launches into 2018 with three performances as Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Die Walküre at Staatsoper Hamburg (January 7, 14, and 20). In the summer of 2017, Lise won the prestigious Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Wagner’s epic heroine. She is joined in this production by Robert Dean Smith, Liang Li, Matthias Goerne, Jennifer Holloway, and Mihoko Fujimara. Kent Nagano conducts.

On February 2 and 3, Lise performs Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, singing Soprano 1/Magna Peccatrix. Daniel Harding conducts both performances, which also feature Hanna Husáhr, Rachel Willis Soerenson, Karen Cargill, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Simon O’Neill, George Humphreys and Shen Yang. The concert will be live on P2 on February 2 at 19:03 CET.

Later in the spring, Lise returns to her iconic portrayal of the cold-hearted Turandot, performing in February and March at San Diego Opera (February 24 and 27; March 2 and 24) and in April at Wiener Staatsoper (April 10, 13, 17, 20). Critics have continually praised Lise’s Turandot, highlighting her “immensely powerful voice” and “magnetic force” (The Independent).

On May 5, Lise joins bass-baritone Greer Grimsley for “One Amazing Night” at San Diego Opera, putting together an evening of operatic favorites.

From May 24-26, Lise performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Part of conductor Jaap van Zweden’s Farewell Celebration Season, this stellar cast also includes mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Stuart Skelton, and baritone Matthias Goerne. Violinist Alexander Kerr performs Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

This January, Lise Sings Brünnhilde at Staatsoper Hamburg

On January 7, 14, and 20, Lise sings Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Die Walküre at Staatsoper Hamburg.

Lise’s performance as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle, her first complete Ring Cycle, was met with tremendous acclaim; Time Out praised Lise’s “glorious” performance, highlighting her “winningly warm and penetrating voice,” and BachTrack celebrated her “impressive vocal prowess.” In the summer of 2017, Lise received Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera, honoring her “consummate performance” as Brünnhilde (The Sydney Morning Herald).

The upcoming Hamburg production also features Robert Dean Smith (Siegmund), Liang Li (Hunding), Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Jennifer Holloway (Sieglinde), and Mihoko Fujimara (Fricka). Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Staatsoper Hamburg, conducts the Philharmisches Staatsorchester Hamburg.

Lise Makes Her Long-Awaited Debut in South Korea

On December 9, Lise makes her South Korean debut in concert performance of Turandot at the Seoul Arts Center.

Lise’s “dramatically alluring and vocally impressive” (The New York Times) Turandot has been performed in some of the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Royal Opera House. Critics have praised her “immensely powerful voice” and “magnetic force” (The Independent), as well as her “impressively focused” sound and “vibrant vibrato” (The New York Times).

The American soprano is joined by tenor Sung Kyu Park (Calaf), soprano Sunyoung Seo (Liu), and conductor Julian Kovatchev.

Watch Lise perform as Turandot:

Lise Returns to Salome at Wiener Staatsoper

This November, Lise returns to the Wiener Staatsoper to sing the title role in Strauss’s Salome.

Lise has been praised as a “Salome to be reckoned with,” who possesses “the capacity to soar over the composer’s most intense orchestration with ease and beauty… maintain[ing] seemingly endless stamina throughout” (The Opera Critic).

Conducted by Peter Schneider, this production also features Herwig Pecoraro, Janina Baechle, and Alan Held.  Lise sings for four performances on November 16, 19, 22, and 25.

Watch Lise perform the finale scene of Salome with the Sinfónica de Galicia.