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Lise wins ‘Best Female Performer in an Opera’ at the Helpmann Awards!

Lise has won the Helpmann Award for ‘Best Female Performer in an Opera’ for the title role in Salome with Opera Australia.  The award was announced at a Gala awards show in Melbourne on 15 July 2019.

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the performing arts of Australia. Lise won a Helpmann Award in 2016 for her role of Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle.

Lise’s 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.”

Watch Opera Australia’s video trailer for Salome:

Lise nominated for Helpmann Award as ‘Best Female Performer in an Opera’

Lise has been nominated for a Helpmann Award in the category ‘Best Female Performer in an Opera’ for the title role in Salome with Opera Australia.

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the performing arts of Australia. Lise has been nominated in the category ‘Opera’ alongside Vivica Genaux, Lorina Gore and Jessica Pratt.

Lise’s 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.”

In 2016, she won a Helpmann Award for her role of Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle. She received rave reviews with The Sydney Morning Herald again saying “Lindstrom, a tremendous Brünnhilde throughout…ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically”. For this same production she has also been awarded a Green Room Award.

Lise is a frequent performer at Opera Australia, having performed Brünnhilde in their Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, returned this year for the title role and Salome, and will come back again this autumn to sing the title role in Turandot.

The winners will be announced at the Gala award show on July 15th in Melbourne.

Lise stars in Die Walküre at Teatro di San Carlo

This month sees Lise star as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre in the beautiful theatre of Teatro di San Carlo, Naples. The production opens on 11 May with Lise singing Brünnhilde on 12 and 17 May. Federico Tiezzi’s production is conducted by Juraj Valčuha.

Lise has sung Brünnhilde this season in Hamburgische Staatsoper’s Ring Cycle, in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig and in Siegfried at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Lise sang her first Ring Cycle for Opera Australia in 2016, winning the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera in the process. She has since developed a significant reputation for her interpretations of Wagnerian repertoire.

Lise stars in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig

This month sees Lise star as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig.  Ulf Schirmer directs this production which opens on 14 April and runs until 24 May.

A leading interpreter of Wagner’s heroines, Lindstrom performed the role of  Brünnhilde at Opera Australia in 2016 to great acclaim:

“Lise Lindstrom too delves deeply into the conflicted side of Brünnhilde, charting the path from radiant awakening through the dawning realisation of the challenges of her new world in great detail. Vocally she’s ideal – secure and always exciting at the top, yet able to caress a line to bring out the character’s vulnerability… Thrilling.”
Limelight Magazine

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

Lise performed the full Ring Cycle in Hamburg and she will star in Die Walküre in Naples in May 2019. She has plans to announce her first Isolde in the near future.