Critics praise Lise Lindstrom’s energy and range in San Diego Opera’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Lise Lindstrom was lauded for her performance this weekend at San Diego Opera’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The American soprano “showed great range” in a performance that included “a steely ‘In questa reggia'” (U-T San Diego).

Lise also earned acclaim for her “Dich, teure Halle,” performed “with her smoky, smidgen-brass voice that gave the audience a feeling of warmth and happiness,” wrote BachTrack, which added: “One of SDO’s operatic ‘sweethearts,’ Lise Lindstrom was one of few singers last night that truly ‘lived’ her character. Her gesticulations were sincere, connected and passionate. The elegantly framed Ms Lindstrom (who sang superbly in 2011’s Turandot) parlayed ‘In questa reggia’ into something gigantically grand that caused a stir and partial standing ovation while her ‘Liebestod’ was emotionally fluid especially in the piece’s final orchestral closing.”

San Diego Story concurred and noted, “Lindstrom’s ‘Liebestod’ from Tristan and Isolde was moving, even transcendent, especially with the orchestra’s lush string halo surrounding her.”

LAOpus.com concluded: “Any of these would have provided effective proof of Lindstrom’s vocal proficiency; all four of them together comprised an agenda that would test the mettle of any soprano, and few would attempt such a demanding list. Lindstrom moved from one aria to another with apparent ease.”