Lise Lindstrom triumphs in Ring Cycle debut at Opera Australia

Lise Lindstrom shines in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, receiving accolades for her role debut as Brunnhilde. Praising her mastery of the demanding role, Bachtrack declares: “Right from her opening war cry of “hoi-jo-to-ho” she demonstrated impressive vocal prowess: her voice has fabulous cut, which enabled her to be heard easily above the heavy orchestra. She was a convincing actress to boot, especially when she was pleading with Wotan in the final scene.”

In the third installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Lise “delves deeply into the conflicted side of Brünnhilde, charting the path from radiant awakening through the dawning realisation of the challenges of her new world in great detail.” writes Limelight Magazine, adding that “vocally she’s ideal – secure and always exciting at the top, yet able to caress a line to bring out the character’s vulnerability. Her Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich is gorgeous, her final ecstatic cries of Leuchtende Liebe! Lachender Tod! Thrilling.”

Of her performance in Götterdämmerung, The Sydney Morning Herald writes “when Lindstrom, a tremendous Brunnhilde throughout, entered for the final scene in rage and despair at the death of Siegfried, the production improbably went up another notch. Regal, beautiful, every inch the daughter of a god but also a fatally wounded mortal, hers was a consummate performance as she ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.”

“Lindstrom is glorious as Brünnhilde, headstrong and mercurial but also pensive and supple,” commends Time Out, remarking that “there is a ringing, exalted aspect to her performance, and her voice is winningly warm and penetrating. It bodes well for the long journey to come.”

“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats” proclaimed The Guardian.

Lise returns to the Melbourne stage on December 2 for the second cycle of the Ring with Die Walküre.

Wagner’s Ring Cycle Opens at Opera Australia

This November, Lise Lindstrom brings Wagner’s warrior maiden Brünnhilde to life in her first turn in the full Ring Cycle. Praised for her “voice of Wagnerian proportions,” the American soprano returns to Opera Australia following a triumphant house debut in Turandot in the 2014-15 season (Daily Review).

The Melbourne Ring Cycle also features Bradley Daley as Siegmund, Amber Wagner as Sieglinde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Graeme Macfarlane as Mime, James Johnson as Wotan, Jud Arthur as Hunding, and Warwick Fyfe as Alberich. Take a look behind-the-scenes with Rehearsal Magazine and explore rehearsals of Die Walküre.

The exciting production is directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by Pietari Inkinen and runs from November 21 and December 16. Purchase tickets for the Ring Cycle here.

Lise Lindstrom featured in November issue of Opera Magazine

In advance of her first full Ring Cycle at Opera Australia, Lise Lindstrom spoke with Patricia Maunder of Opera Magazine and discussed her beginnings in theater and career defining moments.

“Your body, your mind, your organism, your life, it has to come together at the right time. For me that has happened over and over and over again. If I’d tried Elektra ten years ago it would have killed me, but now’s the right time for it, as well as Brünnhilde.”

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Lise Lindstrom opens 2016-17 season at Wiener Staatsoper

Opening the Wiener Staatsoper’s 2016-17 season, Lise takes the stage as the title role in Puccini’s Turandot. The American soprano returns to Marco Arturo Marelli’s stunning production which she also performed last spring in Vienna.

Lise stars alongside Marcello Giordani as Calaf, Olga Bezsmertna as Liù, Dan Paul Dumitrescu as Timur, and Heinz Zednik as Altoum. Marco Armiliato leads the cast in performances on September 4, 7 and 10, 2016. Audiences around the world can enjoy the livestream of Turandot at the Wiener Staatsoper on September 4.

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