Salome at Opera Australia

“Speaking of German opera specialists, American dramatic soprano Lise Lindstrom was a towering Brünnhilde in OA’s 2016 Ring Cycle, and here brings all that fury and fragility to the role of Salome. Across the impressive range it’s a lustrous voice of silvery hues, but with real dramatic heft the right side of cartoonish. She is ice-cold, almost bored by her creepy step-dad and unrequited love, and her duet with the silent severed head in the finale would give any Lucia (di Lammermoor) a run for her money in the madness stakes.”