Lise Lindstrom casts a spell on Vienna as Salome

Lise Lindstrom’s return to the Wiener Staatsoper has been met with acclaim from critics and audiences thanks to the American soprano’s seductive turn as Strauss’s Salome. Die Presse praises her “youthful, bright soprano whose metallic sheen complements the orchestral fury of the final song,” while also complimenting her command of the libretto, based on Oscar Wilde’s text, deeming it “phenomenally stylish.”

“Despite her California birthplace, Lindstrom brought significant steely sound in keeping with her Nordic name. With her considerable looks and her great, blossoming soprano she woos Jochanaan,” wrote Der Neue Merker, which added “I have never seen the preacher come so close to giving into the temptation of Salome.”

Salome bows one final time tonight. Click here for more information on the production.

(Photo: Michael Pöhn)