Turandot with Austin Lyric Opera

“There’s not a weak link in this Turandot‘s chain of performers, but Lise Lindstrom as the stone-cold titular princess – having also recently debuted in the role at the Met, La Scala, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin – reigns supreme with her soaring performance…it’s difficult to tear one’s attention away from Lindstrom. The greatest challenge of donning the infamous headdress of Turandot may be in creating a sympathetic character, a difficult task indeed when one considers her resemblance to the likes of Marie Antoinette. But Lindstrom channels the pathos of Turandot with true grace, and despite the princess’ very bloody hands, we are persuaded to see her motivation.”