Critics praise Lise Lindstrom’s performance of Salome with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Lise Lindstrom performed the title role in Strauss’s Salome to great acclaim, receiving accolades from The Telegraph, which celebrated the American soprano’s “flickering vocal lines that suggested a fragility missed by many singers of this part.”

Of her performance in Poole, The Times raved, “Eclipsing all others, rightly, was the Salome of Lise Lindstrom…who must be regarded as one of the finest living exponents of this fearsomely taxing role. She has the seductive looks, the cruel half-smile, the mesmerising stage presence and, above all, the vocal range and cutting edge.”

A leading interpreter of Strauss’ young princess, The Guardian praised the American soprano’s “secure and silvery” tone, which was “never overwhelmingly powerful but persistent and intense.”

“Lindstrom seemed to pull the drama in around her in every scene in which she appeared,” wrote The Arts Desk, emphasizing her powerful vocal range, “What her voice had in abundance was focus and a sort of concentrated sensuality, just as potent and expressive whether hurling soaring arcs of sound at the back of the hall, or whispering a lethal threat.”

The Independent highlighted Lise’s powerful depiction of Strauss’s eponymous heroine, “All the more horrifying for lacking the hardness of so many Salomes, Lise Lindstrom’s princess was a portrait of curdled privilege. Dancing with Karabits’s responsive tempos, she had the final mad scene in sight from the start, growing from petulant sweetness to power to match the BSO’s gloriously expanded brass section.”

Lise was “mesmerising in the title role,” added the Bournemouth Echo, “demonstrating her widely-acclaimed dramatic soprano. Her performance was a gripping piece of operatic acting switching smoothly between girlish petulance and an unsettling calm.”

Following her appearance with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Lise reprises the role of Salome in concert with the Orchestre National de Lyon on October 8.