Lise shortlisted for Limelight’s Artists of the Year Awards

Lise has been shortlisted by Limelight magazine for their annual Limelight Artists of the Year Awards.

Now in it’s fifth year, the awards celebrate the incredible achievements of 40 outstanding Australian and international  musicians and ensembles. There are two prizes in each each category – a Critic’s Choice and a People’s Choice award – and members of the public are encouraged to cast their vote online by 5 December.

The winners will be announced in a special issue of Limelight in January 2020.

Click here to find out more.

Lise stars in Turandot at Gran Teatre del Liceu

This month sees Lise take the starring role in Puccini’s Turandot at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu.  Starting on 8 October and running until 25 October, this production promises to be a visually stunning spectacle with contemporary scenography and spectacular costumes.

This is Lise’s Liceu debut and other members of the star line-up include Jorge de León, Ermonela Jaho and Anita Hartig. The opera will be conducted by Josep Pons with Franc Aleu as Stage & Video Director. Twenty years ago the Gran Teatre del Liceu reopened after a devastating fire with a performance of Turandot and this spectacular new production marks exactly twenty years since the reopening.

Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video (in Catalan) with Josep Pons and Franco Aleu and catch a glimpse of Lise in rehearsals.


Lise releases Wagner Siegfried album on SWR Classic

This summer, Lise releases Wagner: Siegfried Act III (abridged) with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, conducted by Pietari Inkinen. She sings the role of Brünnhilde, one she is well known for, alongside Stefan Vinke as Siegfried.

Lise sang Brünnhilde in her first-ever full Ring cycle for Opera Australia in 2016 with Pietari Inkinen and received the the coveted Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera.

The album will be released on the SWR Classic label on 9 August and is available to purchase, stream and download now.

Full tracklist:
1 Vorspiel
2 Erste Szene
3 “Mit zerfocht’ner Waffe”
4 Siegfried durchschreitet das Feuer
5 Dritte Szene
6 “Das ist kein Mann”
7 Brünnhildes Erwachen
8 “Heil dir, Sonne! Heil dir, Licht!”
9 “O Siegfried! Siegfried! Seliger Held!”
10 “Dort seh‘ ich Grane”
11 “Sangst du mir nicht”
12 “Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich”
13 “Dich lieb‘ ich, o liebtest mich du!”
14 “Lachend muss ich dich lieben”

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: