Lise’s stand-out performance of Die Färberin in a tour of Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten with conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in February to Paris, Dortmund and Rotterdam, was met with high critical acclaim.
The Online Merker praised Lise’s portrayal of Die Färberin’s character and her ability to convey this through her expressive voice:
“The part of the woman that is imperative for the plot, that is, the wife of the dyer Barak, that is, Die Färberin, was created by the dramatic soprano, Lise Lindstrom. In doing so, she gave vocal expression to the frustrated wife in what she believed to be the narrow living space in the dyer house, the hysterical reaction to the supposed voices of the unborn children, and the fantasy that she had betrayed Barak, whom she still loves, depicted with triumphant high notes. She only realizes this when he wants to punish her as a reaction and so she also expressed this change of heart with long, high notes. One wonders where she got the strength for such a dramatic singing, as after all she matches the nurse’s saying about the slenderness of a young palm tree.” – Online Merker, February 2020
Opernmagazine and Place de l’Opera both hailed Lise’s unique approach to the role:
“Lise Lindstrom drew an energetic Färberin with a striking, firm and, for this role, pleasantly radiant, shimmering, dramatic voice.” – Opernmagazine, February 2020
“Lise Lindstrom was a phenomenal Färberin. With her petite body, she sang the role with much expression. She has such an enormous charisma that you can’t help but look at her. The role does not offer many moments to elate the audience, but at more moments than usual she succeeded to do so wonderfully.” – Place de l’Opera, February 2020
Bachtrack looked back on Lise’s experience in the role of Die Färberin, which she has previously sung at the Staatsoper in Hamburg, also to high critical acclaim:
“Like Schuster, soprano Lise Lindstrom and baritone Michael Volle brought the benefit of having lived with their characters on the opera stage to their fully fledged portrayals of the Dyer Barak and his Wife. […] Lindstrom competed for our loyalty by summoning pathos and sympathy for her frustrated Wife. Her slender voice is enticingly warm in the middle and focused on top. You could easily believe, seeing her suffer so beautifully, why Barak remains besotted with his wife no matter how much she scolds him.” – Bachtrack, February 2020