Nov 29, 2016
Lise Lindstrom shines in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, receiving accolades for her role debut as Brunnhilde. Praising her mastery of the demanding role, Bachtrack declares: “Right from her opening war cry of “hoi-jo-to-ho” she demonstrated impressive vocal prowess: her voice has fabulous cut, which enabled her to be heard easily above the heavy orchestra. She was a convincing actress to boot, especially when she was pleading with Wotan in the final scene.”
In the third installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Lise “delves deeply into the conflicted side of Brünnhilde, charting the path from radiant awakening through the dawning realisation of the challenges of her new world in great detail.” writes Limelight Magazine, adding that “vocally she’s ideal – secure and always exciting at the top, yet able to caress a line to bring out the character’s vulnerability. Her Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich is gorgeous, her final ecstatic cries of Leuchtende Liebe! Lachender Tod! Thrilling.”
Of her performance in Götterdämmerung, The Sydney Morning Herald writes “when Lindstrom, a tremendous Brunnhilde throughout, entered for the final scene in rage and despair at the death of Siegfried, the production improbably went up another notch. Regal, beautiful, every inch the daughter of a god but also a fatally wounded mortal, hers was a consummate performance as she ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.”
“Lindstrom is glorious as Brünnhilde, headstrong and mercurial but also pensive and supple,” commends Time Out, remarking that “there is a ringing, exalted aspect to her performance, and her voice is winningly warm and penetrating. It bodes well for the long journey to come.”
“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats” proclaimed The Guardian.
Lise returns to the Melbourne stage on December 2 for the second cycle of the Ring with Die Walküre.