On September 7 and 8, Lise Lindstrom will make her highly-anticipated debut as Isolde in Act II of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the orchestra’s chief conductor, Susanna Mälkki.

Originally slated to take on Isolde in the 2020-2021 season with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, this will mark her first time tackling the star-crossed lover following great success in other Wagnerian heroines including Senta in Der fliegende Holländer and Brünnhilde in the Ring Cycle.

The program of these concerts will begin with Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a study for twenty-three solo strings which was written near the end of WWII. Following intermission, the special in-concert presentation of the second act of Tristan und Isolde will be featured. Joining Ms. Lindstrom in this outstanding cast includes Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Jenny Carlstedt as Brangäne, Markus Nieminen as Kurwenal, Stephen Milling as King Marke and Roland Liiv as Melot. 

If you can’t make this spectacular event in person, check out the livestream here on September 8 at 19:00 EEST.