Lise Lindstrom opens new production of Elektra at Opéra de Montréal

Lise Lindstrom returns to Strauss’s vengeful princess in Opéra de Montréal’s stunning new production of Elektra, which opened to great acclaim on November 21.

“American dramatic soprano Lindstrom was fiercely good in the demanding title role” wrote BachTrack, “an admirable vocal range carried her character from black rage and despair to the deceptive sweetness, even madness, express in her shimmering top notes – part of the emotional insight she brought to her powerful yet nuanced singing.”

The Montreal Gazette praised the new production: “Balances were excellent because voices were strong. The American soprano Lise Lindstrom was fiery in the title role but also astute enough to register Elektra’s fleeting migrations from sarcasm to lyricism.”

“American soprano Lise Lindstrom is a perfect Elektra,” declared The Huffington Post, “with her powerful voice, tragic or soft when needed, as well as her physical qualities and acting abilities…It is a true performance, and one that Lise Lindstrom fulfills completely.”

Lise tackled the demanding role with finesse, performing “resplendently” under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Montreal Rampage). The American soprano continues Elektra through November 28 alongside Nicola Beller Carbone, Agnes Zwierko, John Mac Master, and Alan Held.