“Lindstrom demonstrated Saturday at the Civic Theatre [that] she was born to portray the title role in Strauss’ Salome… Every moment she was on stage in the well-sung production, which was pretty much the entire, single-act opera, she was completely present, absolutely committed, and dramatically and vocally compelling.”

U-T San Diego

“Ms. Lindstrom weaves us through her twisted psychological path with such intensity that it grabs one by the throat. She handles the seemingly difficult vocal reaches with great fortitude while at the same time gyrates through a mixture capricious feelings with assuredness.”


“As Salome, Lindstrom proved the mastery of stage director Sean Curran’s brilliant dance choreography and psychologically aberrant portrayal of the Tetrach Herod’s stepdaughter.”

Opera Warhorses

“Much of the evening’s success rode gallantly on the alluring shoulders of the young American singer Lise Lindstrom, whose radiant dramatic soprano voice rose to every challenge Strauss tossed her way, and they were legion. She agilely conquered his volatile, wide-ranging vocal lines, maintaining a lustrous quality in her highest range, where the composer kept her much of the evening… she gave her emotional range and depth that made her intriguing to observe.… I will be surprised if she does not [become] the Salome of choice in the widest of opera circles during this decade.”


“Soprano Lise Lindstrom couldn’t have been a more exquisite or exciting Salome.”

San Diego Theater Examiner