Lise returns to Metropolitan Opera in 2015-16 for Turandot
As part of the company’s 2015-16 season, announced earlier today, Lise Lindstrom returns to the Metropolitan Opera this autumn for a revival of Turandot. The American soprano, who made her Met debut as Puccini’s deadly princess, sings six performances of the role October 22 through November 7. She stars opposite Leah Crocetto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù and Marcelo Álvarez and Fabio Sartori alternating as the Calaf, all under the baton of Paolo Carignani and in Franco Zeffirelli’s sumptuous production.
Of Lise’s first Met outing in the role in 2009, the New York Times praised her as “dramatically alluring and vocally impressive…She sang with chilling power and nailed the top notes. Her sound was impressively focused, with a vibrant vibrato on sustained tones and no wobble. The youthful shimmer of her singing was balanced by rich emotional maturity.”