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Tour of Die Frau ohne Schatten with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

From the 17-23 February, Lise will begin a tour of Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten with the prominent under their honourary conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who Lise has previously worked with in Strauss’ Elektra in 2015.

Lise will star as Die Färberin, a role she has previously sung at the Staatsoper in Hamburg. The Opera Magazine wrote of her performance:

“Lindstrom…impresses musically: her voice impresses with great radiance and in alternating colors it perfectly fathoms all the ups and downs of the figure. Apparently effortlessly, she succeeds in asserting herself against the enormous Straussian orchestra and implementing the German pronunciation demanded of her role with great intelligibility as well as in the broad, to revel in flowing melodies.”

The first performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten will take place on 17 February at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and will be filmed and recorded for broadcast on a later date. On Thursday 20 February, the production will take place in Konzerthaus Dortmund, before going on to give the final performance at Rotterdam’s De Doelen.

As is common with Strauss’s operas, Die Frau ohne Schatten explores feminine and maternal themes. In this opera the absence of shade in the character of Die Färberin, is a symbol of her being unable to have children and she must choose between being able to have children or lose her immortality.

This year Lise continues to focus on Wagner and Strauss, having sung Salomé for the Wiener Staatsoper last month, a role she will sing for Houston Grand Opera in April 2020 as well, before making her role debut as Isolde in concert performances of Tristan und Isolde with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra next season.

Salome at Wiener Staatsoper + live stream!

Lise stars in the title role of Salome at the Wiener Staatsoper in two performances on 20 and 24 January 2020. With Boleslaw Barlog’s sparkling production, Lise is joined on stage by Herwig Pecoraro, Waltraud Meier and Michael Volle. Lise’s second performance, on 24 January, will be live-streamed via StaatsoperLive 7pm local time. Purchase your ticket to watch the performance live here!

Lise has won numerous awards for this role, most recently ‘Best Actress in an Opera’ from Broadway World for Salome at Opera Australia in 2019. Her interpretation of Salome has been praised unanimously by the critics. The Sydney Morning Herald wrote “Her performance is a long crescendo. After pausing for the voiceless dance her demands for Jokanaan’s head open out in ferocity over a range of more than two octaves leading to searing intensity in the final scene. With a strong stage presence of defiant young beauty and seething resentment it is a towering performance.”

Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Lise begins 2020 in the US, singing Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Fabio Luisi conducts the four performances, opening January 9 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The rarely performed work often reminds the listener of the great operatic scenes of Wagner and Strauss that Lise regularly performs. Read more about Barber’s captivating piece here.

Also in the programme is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Copland’s Quiet City and the Dallas premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fountain of Youth.

Later in the month Lise reprises the title role of Salome at Wiener Staatsoper in a stunning production directed by Boleslaw Barlog. Lise is joined on stage by Herwig Pecoraro, Waltraud Meier and Michael Volle. The performance on 24 January will be livestreamed on staatsoperlive.com

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: