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Lise sings Turandot at Opera Australia

Lise stars in Opera Australia’s Turandot at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Opening on 19 November and running until 6 December, this production sees Lise sing the eponymous role of the ice princess alongside Walter Fraccaro as the man determined to win her heart and Karah Son as his devoted servant, Liù. The opera is conducted by Christian Badea.

This production follows hot on the heels of Gran Teatre del Liceu’s Turandot where Lise attracted stellar reviews:

“Lise Lindstrom gave us the sneer of cold command, a true ice princess. In the riddle scene that closes Act 2, I take my hat off to any pair of singers who can make themselves heard clear and strong above the Liceu Orchestra in full flood. Josep Pons certainly wasn’t holding back, but Lindstrom and Gregory Kunde powered through them.” Bachtrack

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Watch Opera Australia’s production trailer below:

Lise shortlisted for Limelight’s Artists of the Year Awards

Lise has been shortlisted by Limelight magazine for their annual Limelight Artists of the Year Awards.

Now in it’s fifth year, the awards celebrate the incredible achievements of 40 outstanding Australian and international  musicians and ensembles. There are two prizes in each each category – a Critic’s Choice and a People’s Choice award – and members of the public are encouraged to cast their vote online by 5 December.

The winners will be announced in a special issue of Limelight in January 2020.

Click here to find out more.

Lise stars in Turandot at Gran Teatre del Liceu

This month sees Lise take the starring role in Puccini’s Turandot at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu.  Starting on 8 October and running until 25 October, this production promises to be a visually stunning spectacle with contemporary scenography and spectacular costumes.

This is Lise’s Liceu debut and other members of the star line-up include Jorge de León, Ermonela Jaho and Anita Hartig. The opera will be conducted by Josep Pons with Franc Aleu as Stage & Video Director. Twenty years ago the Gran Teatre del Liceu reopened after a devastating fire with a performance of Turandot and this spectacular new production marks exactly twenty years since the reopening.

Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video (in Catalan) with Josep Pons and Franco Aleu and catch a glimpse of Lise in rehearsals.

 

Lise releases Wagner Siegfried album on SWR Classic

This summer, Lise releases Wagner: Siegfried Act III (abridged) with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, conducted by Pietari Inkinen. She sings the role of Brünnhilde, one she is well known for, alongside Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.

Lise sang Brünnhilde in her first-ever full Ring cycle for Opera Australia in 2016 with Pietari Inkinen and received the the coveted Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera.

The album will be released on the SWR Classic label on 9 August and is available to purchase, stream and download now.

Full tracklist:
1 Vorspiel
2 Erste Szene
3 “Mit zerfocht’ner Waffe”
4 Siegfried durchschreitet das Feuer
5 Dritte Szene
6 “Das ist kein Mann”
7 Brünnhildes Erwachen
8 “Heil dir, Sonne! Heil dir, Licht!”
9 “O Siegfried! Siegfried! Seliger Held!”
10 “Dort seh‘ ich Grane”
11 “Sangst du mir nicht”
12 “Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich”
13 “Dich lieb‘ ich, o liebtest mich du!”
14 “Lachend muss ich dich lieben”