Oct 15, 2018
Lise will star in Strauss’ one act opera, Elektra, at the Wiener Staatsoper this month. Directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Michael Boder, the production opens on 16 October and runs until the 25 October.
Based on classical Greek mythology, the opera centres around Elektra and her family, exploring her emotions and psychology as she interacts with the other characters and culminates in her dancing to her death. The role is physically and vocally demanding and it’s one that Lise is has performed before to great acclaim with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival; with Yannick Nezet-Seguin for Opera de Montreal and at the Hamburg Staatsoper.
“Lise Lindstrom… in addition to piercing highs and powerful projection, possesses a rare quality among dramatic sopranos: a youthful tone that is ideally suited to the character.” Avant-Scène Opéra
“Lise Lindstrom is a perfect Elektra, with her powerful voice, tragic or soft when needed, as well as her physical qualities and acting abilities, which also require her to dance and to move the statue, allowing the audience to see it from all sides. It is a true performance, and one that Lise Lindstrom fulfills completely.” Huffington Post
For those who cannot make it to Vienna, the performance will be live-streamed on 19 October.
To find out more about accessing the live-stream, click here.
To find out more about the production, click here.
Lise as Elektra in the Wiener Staatsoper production, 2018 (photos: Michael Pöhn)