American dramatic soprano Lise Lindstrom has dazzled the world with compelling performances that are “truly world-class”. Her unique vocal power combined with her expansive range, extensive palette of vocal colours, and unrivalled stagecraft, makes her one of the most sought-after talents of her generation. In roles that range from Turandot to Senta, Elektra and Brünnhilde, Lindstrom’s distinguished career has taken her to the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Teatro alla Scala.
During the 2021/22 season, Lindstrom will take to the stage Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung for Oper Leipzig and the title role in Elektra for Semperoper Dresden alongside her return to Opera Australia. In the summer of 2022, Lindstrom will make her highly anticipated debut at Bayreuther Festspiele.
Recent highlights include the title role in Turandot for Gran Teatre del Liceu and for Opera Australia, title role in Salomé at the Wiener Staatsoper, Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Die Färberin in Die Frau ohne Schatten in concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Brünnhilde in the full Ring Cycle and Die Färberin in Die Frau ohne Schatten both for the Staatsoper Hamburg with Kent Nagano; title role in Salome for Opera Australia, Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung on stage in full production and gala performances for Oper Leipzig and in Die Walküre for Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Marie in Wozzeck at the Theater an der Wien, the title role Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Seoul Arts Center, San Diego Opera and Palau de les Arts Valencia. In addition, she was heard alongside the Vienna Philharmonic as Turandot in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation in cinemas worldwide.
In concert, she recently sang Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Mahler Symphony No. 2 with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, joined the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under Pietari Inkinen as Brünnhilde in excerpts from Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Turandot with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung, Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, the final scene of Salome with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder in San Francisco; a concert of Wagner at the Glimmerglass Festival; Verdi Requiem at the Washington National Cathedral; Salome with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Detroit Symphony, and Turandot with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel.
Born and raised in California, Lise Lindstrom was introduced to music by her mother, a singer and music teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at San Francisco State University and Master of Music degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2016 Lindstrom performed Brünnhilde in her first Ring Cycle for Opera Australia for which she was awarded the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award.
Cassandra Les Troyens
Maddalena Andrea Chenier
Title role Turandot
Title role Tosca
Minnie La fanciulla del West
Els Der Schatzgräber
Title role Ariadne auf Naxos
Färberin Die Frau ohne Schatten
Title role Elektra
Title role Salome
Brünnhilde Die Walküre
Isolde, Tristan und Isolde
Vier letzte Lieder
*title role Elektra at the Wiener Staatsoper
*Brunnhilde in full 'Ring Cycle' for Hamburg Staatsoper
*title role Salome for Opera Australia
*Brunnhilde in Gotterdammerung for Oper Leipzig
"Eclipsing all others, rightly, was the Salome of Lise Lindstrom…who must be regarded as one of the finest living exponents of this fearsomely taxing role. She has the seductive looks, the cruel half-smile, the mesmerising stage presence and, above all, the vocal range and cutting edge."
"Lindstrom is glorious as Brünnhilde, headstrong and mercurial but also pensive and supple. There is a ringing, exalted aspect to her performance, and her voice is winningly warm and penetrating."
Sydney Morning Herald
"Regal, beautiful, every inch the daughter of a god but also a fatally wounded mortal, hers was a consummate performance as she ended the Ring in a blaze of glory literally and metaphorically."