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.