Turandot at Opera Australia

“As the “Ice Princess” she is riveting. She met with apparent ease the huge demands of “In questa reggia” depicting Turandot’s implacable ties to the historic tragedy which motivates her. In a powerhouse performance augmented by the towering costume and set high on a moving rostrum, Ms. Lindstrom held the audience in pin-drop silence as she sought to condemn her suitor. Her exceptional acting abilities dominated this act. She achieved great contrast in the second aria, “Figlio del cielo” as she resorted to emotional manipulation when her riddles had been answered. We saw developed in the short span of Act Two, a complex portrait of nightmarish complexity and irresistibility.”