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.