Lise returns to Opera Australia to star in Salome

Lise returns to Opera Australia this month to star in the title role of Strauss Salome, which opens on 6 March 2019 at the Sydney Opera House and runs until 26 March. Gale Edwards’ production is revived by Andy Norton and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch. Click here to watch the official trailer.

Lise was interviewed for the Opera Australia’s website about her relationship with the part which she has sung many times and you can read the full interview here.

Lise is a favourite at Opera Australia, with recent appearances including the title role of Turandot and her first Ring cycle which received great critical acclaim.

Lise spoke to Australia’s Limelight magazine as she made preparations for Salome and discusses the role’s myriad challenges, finding empathy for a ruined princess, and why she had to leave Nilsson behind. Read more here! (subscription required)


Photo credit: Opera Australia / Prudence Upton

Just announced: Siegfried at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Lise will travel to Duisburg, Germany, to jump into the role of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Siegfried on 3 and 10 February. Lise has previously appeared at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, singing the role of Turandot.

Lise will sing Brünnhilde twice more this season, at Oper Leipzig and Teatro di San Carlo.

Lise returns to Hamburg State Opera to sing Die Frau ohne Schatten


Lise will sing Die Färberin in Richard Struass’s opera Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow) at Hamburg State Opera this month. Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg and conducted by Kent Nagano, the performances will take place on 26 & 30 December 2018 and 5 January 2019.

Lise has sung the role with Hamburg State Opera before in 2017 and you can watch a video from that production here.

Lise returns to Hamburg for Ring Cycle

“Lindstrom is glorious as Brünnhilde, headstrong and mercurial but also pensive and supple. There is a ringing, exalted aspect to her performance…winningly warm and penetrating.” Time Out

“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats.” The Guardian

“…hers was a consummate performance as she ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.” Sydney Morning Herald

Lise returns to the Hamburg State Opera to sing her “glorious” Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle in performances conducted by Kent Nagano. Die Walkure opens on Sunday 11 November, followed by Siegfried and then Götterdämmerung.

Fresh from her success as Elektra at the Wiener Staatsoper last month (in performances conducted by Michael Boder), and having impressed the world over as Turandot, Lise is making a name for herself on the international Wagner circuit. Last season she impressed in Die Walkure in Hamburg (with Kent Nagano) having sung her first full Ring Cycle for Opera Australia with Pietari Inkinen in 2016, for which she was awarded the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera. Last summer she recorded a solo Wagner disc with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaisterslautern, before singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Saarbrucken and Prague. This season she also sings Frau ohne Schatten in Hamburg, Die Walküre  in Naples, Götterdämmerung in Leipzig, and returns to Opera Australia as Salome.

Lise with StefanVincke in Opera Australia’s production of Götterdämmerung in 2016