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Lise Performs Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Lise returns to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s monumental 2nd symphony, conducted by Kirill Karabits at the Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset on 3 October. The Symphony, known as the ‘Resurrection Symphony’, was Mahler’s first major work and established his lifelong view of the beauty of afterlife and resurrection. Scored for a large orchestra with soprano solo, the vocal line joins in the fifth movement with text written by Mahler himself.

Lise has performed at the Lighthouse with Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra back in 2015, when she had critical success as Salome in a concert performance of Strauss’s opera, a role she has performed to critical acclaim all over the world, including at the Wiener Staatsoper with Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Lise Performs Strauss Four Last Songs in Germany and Czech Republic

Lise starts the 2018/19 season by singing Strauss’ final work, Four Last Songs. Along with conductor Pietari Inkinen, she will perform in Germany on the 7th and 9th September with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie at the Fruchthalle in Kaiserslautern and at the Congresshalle in Saarbrücken. Lise and Pietari will then give the opening concert at the Municipal House in Prague with the Prague Symphony Orchestra on 12th and 13th September. Four Last Songs is known for its soaring soprano melodies and is a setting of the poem ‘Im Abendrot’ by Joseph von Eichendorff. It focuses on the calm acceptance of death and, poignantly, Strauss composed it just few years before his own death in 1948.

Lise is in demand internationally as a Strauss interpreter having recently sung the title roles in Strauss’ operas, Elektra and Salome, to great acclaim.  Lise and Pietari Inkinen have collaborated on many occasions, including for Lise’s notable role debut as Brunnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with  Opera Australia in 2016, where she won the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for her interpretation of the famous Valkyrie.

Listen to the broadcast of the concert on SR2 Kulture Radio alongside an interview with Lise.

 

 

Lise performs in Salome with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

On June 15, Lise sings the title role in a concert performance of Salome with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Lise’s performances as Salome have been praised by critics worldwide, with The Times proclaiming Lise to be “one of the finest living exponents of this fearsomely taxing role” and BachTrack highlighting her “impressive floaty top, solid technique, and steely, ringing high register.” The Opera Critic declared, “Lise Lindstrom is a Salome to be reckoned with… Not only has she the capacity to soar over the composer’s most intense orchestration with ease and beauty, but she manages to maintain seemingly endless stamina throughout – and includes a compellingly seductive dance for good measure.”

Conducted by Alexander Liebreich, the performance also features tenor Michael Weinius (Herodes), mezzosoprano Anna Lubańska (Herodias), baritone Shenyang (Jochanaan), and tenor Maximilian Schmitt (Narraboth).

One Amazing Night at San Diego Opera

Following her success in Turandot at San Diego Opera earlier this year, Lise Lindstrom returns to the San Diego stage for One Amazing Night on May 5. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley joins for an evening of operatic favorites accompanied by the San Diego Symphony.

The American soprano has performed at San Diego Opera on many occasions, including performances in the title roles of Salome and Turandot, as well as at the Company’s 50th Anniversary Concert. The program features selections from operatic masterpieces, including Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Fliegende Holländer, Tosca, and Macbeth as well Broadway favorites My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Oklahoma.