Lise Performs Strauss Four Last Songs in Germany and Czech Republic

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.



Lise performs in Salome with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

On June 15, Lise sings the title role in a concert performance of Salome with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Lise’s performances as Salome have been praised by critics worldwide, with The Times proclaiming Lise to be “one of the finest living exponents of this fearsomely taxing role” and BachTrack highlighting her “impressive floaty top, solid technique, and steely, ringing high register.” The Opera Critic declared, “Lise Lindstrom is a Salome to be reckoned with… Not only has she the capacity to soar over the composer’s most intense orchestration with ease and beauty, but she manages to maintain seemingly endless stamina throughout – and includes a compellingly seductive dance for good measure.”

Conducted by Alexander Liebreich, the performance also features tenor Michael Weinius (Herodes), mezzosoprano Anna Lubańska (Herodias), baritone Shenyang (Jochanaan), and tenor Maximilian Schmitt (Narraboth).

One Amazing Night at San Diego Opera

Following her success in Turandot at San Diego Opera earlier this year, Lise Lindstrom returns to the San Diego stage for One Amazing Night on May 5. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley joins for an evening of operatic favorites accompanied by the San Diego Symphony.

The American soprano has performed at San Diego Opera on many occasions, including performances in the title roles of Salome and Turandot, as well as at the Company’s 50th Anniversary Concert. The program features selections from operatic masterpieces, including Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Fliegende Holländer, Tosca, and Macbeth as well Broadway favorites My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Oklahoma.

Lise Performs at Wiener Staatsoper in Turandot

Following her recent success in Turandot at San Diego Opera, where she sang with “clarity, nuance, theatrical fire and enough vocal power to easily fill the 3,000-seat Civic Theatre” (San Diego Tribune), Lise Lindstrom travels to Vienna to perform the role at Wiener Staatsoper.

Lise is joined by Roberto Alagna (Calaf) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù), in this production by Marco Arturo Marelli. Conductor Frédéric Chaslin leads the Vienna State Opera Orchestra for four performances on April 10, 13, 17, and 20.