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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.”

Read the full article by subscribing to Opera Magazine here.

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.

Explore the production.

Lise performs at Wiener Staatsoper, Opera Australia, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Staatsoper Hamburg, Royal Opera in 16-17 season

Beginning the 2016-17 season at the Wiener Staatsoper, Lise Lindstrom reprises the title role in Puccini’s Turandot on September 4 and 7. The American soprano can be seen performing alongside Johan Botha, Olga Bezsmertna, and Dan Paul Dumitrescu via livestream on September 4.

Lise follows Turandot with a recital of excerpts from Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at Suntory Hall with the Japan Philharmonic, Simon O’Neill and Pietari Inkinen.

Continuing her study of Wagner, Lise performs her first full Ring Cycle at Opera Australia, performances beginning November 21 and running through December 16.

To close out the year, Lise makes her Deutsche Oper am Rhein debut with two performances of Turandot on December 29, 2016 and January 28, 2017.

Making another role debut, the American soprano sings her first die Färberin in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at Staatsoper Hamburg from April 16 to May 7. At the Royal Opera House, Lise joins Andrei Serban’s production of Turandot on July 8, 11, 14, and 16. Audiences can enjoy a DVD recording of Lise’s Royal Opera House debut in Turandot via Amazon.

Explore Lise’s full calendar.