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Fall 2017 brings role debut in Wozzeck, and long-awaited first appearance in Korea

Following a triumphant summer – highlighted by the Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for her portrayal of Brünnhilde, and the critically acclaimed performance as Elektra at the Verbier Festival – Lise sets off for an exciting Fall 2017 season.

This October marks Lise’s role and theater debut as Marie in Wozzeck at Vienna’s famous Theater an der Wien. She will join baritone Florian Boesch who sings the title role in Berg’s haunting adaptation of Georg Bücher’s social tragedy brought to the stage by renowned stage director Richard Carsen. Leo Hussain conducts the Wiener Symphoniker. Performances run October 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 27.

Later in the fall, Lise returns to the Wiener Staatsoper and the title role in Strauss’s Salome for four performances on November 16, 19, 22, and 25. Conducted by Peter Schneider, this production also features Herwig Pecoraro, Janina Baechle, and Alan Held.

December finds Lise making her long-awaited debut in Seoul, Korea performing her signature role, Puccini’s icy Princess Turandot, in concert at Seoul Arts Center.

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Photo: Nicolas Brodard / Verbier Festival

Enjoy the live broadcast of Elektra from Verbier

Bringing a “more than traditional palette of colors” to the Verbier Festival’s concert performance of ElektraLise Lindstrom’s portrayal of Strauss’ dark princess can be seen on Medici.tv through November 6 (Opera Wire).

“Onstage for almost the whole hour and forty-five minutes of the opera, she never flags,” praises Opera Wire. “Each of her major encounters in the field of anguish fills us with bother and her character’s range of emotional power – whispers, shouts, shrieks, cries, growls of desperation, rage, giddy exaltation, exultation, and grief. Remarkably, Lise Lindstrom’s vocal capacity begins to seem infinite.”

Verbier’s Elektra, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, also stars Ingela Brimberg as Chrysothemis, Eric Owens as Orest and Anna Larsson as Klytaemestra.

Stream Elektra free on Medici.tv through November 6.

Lise Lindstrom wins Helpmann Award for Ring Cycle

Lise Lindstrom was awarded the Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for her role as Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Opera Australia. The American soprano sang her first full Ring Cycle in the November 2016 production and earned great acclaim, with the Sydney Morning Herald praising her “consummate performance,” closing the cycle in Götterdämmerung “in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.”

Lise made her Opera Australia debut in 2015 in Graeme Murphy’s production of Puccini’s Turandot.

Photo: Jeff Busby

Watch Turandot live from the Royal Opera House

This Friday, audiences around the world can enjoy a live broadcast of Turandot at Covent Garden. Tune in online on July 14 at 7:30 pm BST or enjoy the production in BP theaters across the UK.

Andrei Serban’s striking production, conducted by Dan Ettinger, features Roberto Alagna as Calaf and Aleksandra Kurzak as Liu.

The American soprano, who has performed Puccini’s title heroine at the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper and Opera Australia, returns to the Royal Opera House following her 2013 house debut.