On February 2 & 3, Lise performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, singing Soprano 1/Magna Peccatrix. A magnificent tribute to love and redemption, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 brings together the 9th century Latin hymn Veni Creator Spiritus and Goethe’s story of Faust. According to Mahler, the sublime symphony—which features over 300 performers—sounds “as if the whole universe began to sing.” Daniel Harding conducts both performances, which also feature Hanna Husáhr, Rachel Willis Soerenson, Karen Cargill, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Simon O’Neill, George Humphreys and Shen Yang.
Lise Lindstrom launches into 2018 with three performances as Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Die Walküre at Staatsoper Hamburg (January 7, 14, and 20). In the summer of 2017, Lise won the prestigious Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Wagner’s epic heroine. She is joined in this production by Robert Dean Smith, Liang Li, Matthias Goerne, Jennifer Holloway, and Mihoko Fujimara. Kent Nagano conducts.
On February 2 and 3, Lise performs Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, singing Soprano 1/Magna Peccatrix. Daniel Harding conducts both performances, which also feature Hanna Husáhr, Rachel Willis Soerenson, Karen Cargill, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Simon O’Neill, George Humphreys and Shen Yang. The concert will be live on P2 on February 2 at 19:03 CET.
Later in the spring, Lise returns to her iconic portrayal of the cold-hearted Turandot, performing in February and March at San Diego Opera (February 24 and 27; March 2 and 4) and in April at Wiener Staatsoper (April 10, 13, 17, 20). Critics have continually praised Lise’s Turandot, highlighting her “immensely powerful voice” and “magnetic force” (The Independent).
On May 5, Lise joins bass-baritone Greer Grimsley for “One Amazing Night” at San Diego Opera, putting together an evening of operatic favorites.
From May 24-26, Lise performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Part of conductor Jaap van Zweden’s Farewell Celebration Season, this stellar cast also includes mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Stuart Skelton, and baritone Matthias Goerne. Violinist Alexander Kerr performs Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
Lise’s performance as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s 2016 Ring Cycle, her first complete Ring Cycle, was met with tremendous acclaim; Time Out praised Lise’s “glorious” performance, highlighting her “winningly warm and penetrating voice,” and BachTrack celebrated her “impressive vocal prowess.” In the summer of 2017, Lise received Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera, honoring her “consummate performance” as Brünnhilde (The Sydney Morning Herald).
The upcoming Hamburg production also features Robert Dean Smith (Siegmund), Liang Li (Hunding), Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Jennifer Holloway (Sieglinde), and Mihoko Fujimara (Fricka). Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Staatsoper Hamburg, conducts the Philharmisches Staatsorchester Hamburg.
On December 9, Lise makes her South Korean debut in concert performance of Turandot at the Seoul Arts Center.
Lise’s “dramatically alluring and vocally impressive” (The New York Times) Turandot has been performed in some of the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Royal Opera House. Critics have praised her “immensely powerful voice” and “magnetic force” (The Independent), as well as her “impressively focused” sound and “vibrant vibrato” (The New York Times).
The American soprano is joined by tenor Sung Kyu Park (Calaf), soprano Sunyoung Seo (Liu), and conductor Julian Kovatchev.