Lise Lindstrom opens 2017 with Elektra in concert

Following her Deutsche Oper am Rhein debut in Turandot, Lise Lindstrom returns to another signature role, the title character in Elektra. Lise sings two concert performances of Strauss’ dynamic work at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España under the direction of David Afkham.

Anna Larson sings Clytemnestra, Manuela Uhl performs the role of Chrysothemis, and Andrew Foster-Williams is Orest.

Elektra opens on January 20 and the ensemble returns to the stage for an additional performance on January 22.

Lise Lindstrom makes Deutsche Oper am Rhein debut

On the heels of her acclaimed performance in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Opera Australia, Lise Lindstrom travels to Germany to make her Deutsche Oper am Rhein debut in Turandot.

The American soprano is an accomplished interpreter of Puccini’s celebrated work, Opera News remarking that “Lindstrom understands that a great Turandot needs to find the moments when the character’s vulnerability can be revealed. The soprano accomplishes just that, delivering in Act III soft yet insistent legato phrases.”

Lise stars opposite Zoran Todorovich as Calaf and Sylvia Hamvasi and Celine Byrne alternating the role of Liù. The ensemble performs under the baton of Wen-Pin Chein on December 29 and January 28.

Explore the production here.

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.