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: