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.