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Lise Lindstrom wins Helpmann Award for Ring Cycle

Lise Lindstrom was awarded the Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for her role as Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Opera Australia. The American soprano sang her first full Ring Cycle in the November 2016 production and earned great acclaim, with the Sydney Morning Herald praising her “consummate performance,” closing the cycle in Götterdämmerung “in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.”

Lise made her Opera Australia debut in 2015 in Graeme Murphy’s production of Puccini’s Turandot.

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Watch Turandot live from the Royal Opera House

This Friday, audiences around the world can enjoy a live broadcast of Turandot at Covent Garden. Tune in online on July 14 at 7:30 pm BST or enjoy the production in BP theaters across the UK.

Andrei Serban’s striking production, conducted by Dan Ettinger, features Roberto Alagna as Calaf and Aleksandra Kurzak as Liu.

The American soprano, who has performed Puccini’s title heroine at the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper and Opera Australia, returns to the Royal Opera House following her 2013 house debut.

Lise Returns to Royal Opera House this July

American soprano Lise Lindstrom returns to London’s Covent Garden this July, reprising her acclaimed role as Puccini’s Turandot. This marks nearly four years since Lise’s acclaimed Royal Opera House debut as Puccini’s demanding princess, for which a full-length HD recording was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Opus Arte.

Andrei Serban’s grand production hears Lise on July 8, 11, 14, and 16, supported by Roberto Alagna as the unknown prince Calaf and Aleksandra Kurzak as Liù. Dan Ettinger conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The July 14 performance will be presented live in outdoor screenings around the United Kingdom – find a location near you.

Learn more about the Royal Opera House production here.

Discover Opus Arte’s 2014 DVD release of the Royal Opera House’s Turandot here.

Lise Lindstrom nominated for Australian Helpmann Award

Having received the Green Room Award for her performance in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, Lise Lindstrom has been recognized again with a nomination for a Helpmann Award, an annual celebration of excellence in the performing arts.

The American soprano made her debut in the first full Ring Cycle at Opera Australia in fall 2016 following her acclaimed performance as the title role in Puccini’s Turandot the previous year.