Just announced: Siegfried at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Lise will travel to Duisburg, Germany, to jump into the role of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Siegfried on 3 and 10 February. Lise has previously appeared at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, singing the role of Turandot.

Lise will sing Brünnhilde twice more this season, at Oper Leipzig and Teatro di San Carlo.

Lise returns to Hamburg State Opera to sing Die Frau ohne Schatten


Lise will sing Die Färberin in Richard Struass’s opera Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow) at Hamburg State Opera this month. Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg and conducted by Kent Nagano, the performances will take place on 26 & 30 December 2018 and 5 January 2019.

Lise has sung the role with Hamburg State Opera before in 2017 and you can watch a video from that production here.

Lise returns to Hamburg for Ring Cycle

“Lindstrom is glorious as Brünnhilde, headstrong and mercurial but also pensive and supple. There is a ringing, exalted aspect to her performance…winningly warm and penetrating.” Time Out

“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats.” The Guardian

“…hers was a consummate performance as she ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically.” Sydney Morning Herald

Lise returns to the Hamburg State Opera to sing her “glorious” Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle in performances conducted by Kent Nagano. Die Walkure opens on Sunday 11 November, followed by Siegfried and then Götterdämmerung.

Fresh from her success as Elektra at the Wiener Staatsoper last month (in performances conducted by Michael Boder), and having impressed the world over as Turandot, Lise is making a name for herself on the international Wagner circuit. Last season she impressed in Die Walkure in Hamburg (with Kent Nagano) having sung her first full Ring Cycle for Opera Australia with Pietari Inkinen in 2016, for which she was awarded the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera. Last summer she recorded a solo Wagner disc with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaisterslautern, before singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Saarbrucken and Prague. This season she also sings Frau ohne Schatten in Hamburg, Die Walküre  in Naples, Götterdämmerung in Leipzig, and returns to Opera Australia as Salome.

Lise with StefanVincke in Opera Australia’s production of Götterdämmerung in 2016

Lise stars in Elekra at Wiener Staatsoper

Lise will star in Strauss’ one act opera, Elektra, at the Wiener Staatsoper this month. Directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Michael Boder, the production opens on 16 October and runs until the 25 October.

Based on classical Greek mythology, the opera centres around Elektra and her family, exploring her emotions and psychology as she interacts with the other characters and culminates in her dancing to her death. The role is physically and vocally demanding and it’s one that Lise is has performed before to great acclaim with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival; with Yannick Nezet-Seguin for Opera de Montreal and at the Hamburg Staatsoper.

Lise Lindstrom… in addition to piercing highs and powerful projection, possesses a rare quality among dramatic sopranos: a youthful tone that is ideally suited to the character.” Avant-Scène Opéra

“Lise Lindstrom is a perfect Elektra, with her powerful voice, tragic or soft when needed, as well as her physical qualities and acting abilities, which also require her to dance and to move the statue, allowing the audience to see it from all sides. It is a true performance, and one that Lise Lindstrom fulfills completely.” Huffington Post

For those who cannot make it to Vienna, the performance will be live-streamed on 19 October.

To find out more about accessing the live-stream, click here.

To find out more about the production, click here.


Lise as Elektra in the Wiener Staatsoper production, 2018 (photos: Michael Pöhn)