Lise Lindstrom releases Wagner: Siegfried Act III on SWR Classic
On 9 August, SWR Classic releases Wagner’s Siegfried Act III (abridged) featuring Lise Lindstrom with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, conducted by Pietari Inkinen. Lindstrom sings the role of Brünnhilde, one she is well known for, alongside Stefan Vinke as Siegfried. The album with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie was recorded in Saarbrücken in July 2018.
Lindstrom sang Brünnhilde in her first ever full Ring cycle for Opera Australia in 2016 and received the coveted Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera. Conductor Pietari Inkinen (who will conduct the new production of the Ring cycle at Bayreuth Festival in 2020) and Lindstrom have been collaborating for many years at Opera Australia, as well as with tenor Stefan Vinke who sang Siegfried alongside her in their 2016 Ring cycle.
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Lise Lindstrom wins Best Female Performer in an Opera at the Helpmann Awards
Lise Lindstrom has won the Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for the title role in Salome with Opera Australia. The award was announced at a Gala awards show in Melbourne on 15 July 2019.
The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the performing arts of Australia. Lindstrom won a Helpmann Award in 2016 for her role of Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle.
Lindstrom's interpretation of Salome was praised unanimously by the critics in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald wrote “Her performance is a long crescendo. After pausing for the voiceless dance her demands for Jokanaan’s head open out in ferocity over a range of more than two octaves leading to searing intensity in the final scene. With a strong stage presence of defiant young beauty and seething resentment it is a towering performance.”
Watch Opera Australia's trailer for Salome below.
Lise Lindstrom nominated as Best Female Performer in an Opera at the 2019 Helpmann Awards
Lise Lindstrom has been nominated in the Best Female Performer in an Opera category at the 2019 Helpmann Awards for her performances in the title role of Salome at Opera Australia. The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the performing arts of Australia, with Lindstrom previously winning in 2016 for her performances as Brünnhilde in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, for which she also won a Green Room Award.
Lindstrom’s performances as Salome in Australia were praised unanimously by the critics, with the Sydney Morning Herald writing "Her performance is a long crescendo. After pausing for the voiceless dance, her demands for Jokanaan's head open out in ferocity over a range of more than two octaves leading to searing intensity in the final scene. With a strong stage presence of defiant young beauty and seething resentment it is a towering performance."
The winners of the Helpmann Awards will be announced in Melbourne on 15 July. Lindstrom next returns to Opera Australia in November to star as Turandot.
Iréne Theorin & Lise Lindstrom star as Brünnhilde at Teatro di San Carlo
Iréne Theorin and Lise Lindstrom share performances as Brünnhilde Die Walküre at Teatro di San Carlo, which opens on 11 May 2019. Federico Tiezzi’s production is conducted by Juraj Valčuha.
Theorin’s recent highlights include acclaimed debuts as Ortrud Lohengrin at Opera Vlaanderen and in the title role La Gioconda at Gran Teatre del Liceu. She also returned to Wiener Staatsoper as Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle and to Teatro Real in the title role Turandot. In concert she joined Sir Simon Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre.
Upcoming highlights include returns to Berliner Staatsoper as Brünnhilde The Ring Cycle under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and to Gran Teatre del Liceu in the title role Turandot. Other highlights include Isolde Tristan und Isolde at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Brünnhilde Die Walküre at Royal Swedish Opera, Die Färberin Die Frau ohne Schatten at Dutch National Opera and title role Turandot at New National Theatre Tokyo.
Lindstrom sang her first Ring Cycle for Opera Australia in 2016, winning the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera in the process. She has since developed a significant reputation for her interpretations of Wagnerian repertoire, and this season has sung Brünnhilde in Hamburgische Staatsoper's Ring Cycle, in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig and in Siegfried at Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Other highlights for Lindstrom this season have included a critically acclaimed return to Opera Australia in the title role of Salome and Die Färberin Die Frau ohne Schatten at Hamburgische Staatsoper under the baton of Kent Nagano.
Lise Lindstrom stars as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig
Lise Lindstrom returns to the role of Brünnhilde on 14 April 2019 when she joins the cast of Wagner Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig. Rosamund Gilmore's production is conducted by Ulf Schirmer and also features Ian Storey as Siegfried and Martin Winkler as Alberich.
Lindstrom sang her first Ring Cycle for Opera Australia in 2016, winning the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera in the process. She has since developed a significant reputation for her interpretations of Wagnerian repertoire, and this season has sung Brünnhilde in Hamburgische Staatsoper's Ring Cycle and in Siegfried at Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Later this season she stars in Die Walküre at Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
Other highlights for Lindstrom this season have included a critically acclaimed return to Opera Australia in the title role of Salome and Die Färberin in Die Frau ohne Schatten at Hamburgische Staatsoper under the baton of Kent Nagano.
Lise Lindstrom returns to Opera Australia to star as Salome
Lise Lindstrom returns to Opera Australia this month to star in the title role of Richard Strauss Salome, opening on 6 March 2019. Gale Edwards' production is revived by Andy Morton and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch.
Lindstrom is a favourite at Opera Australia, with recent appearances including the title role of Turandot and her first Ring Cycle as Brünnhilde, which received great critical acclaim:
“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, in her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats."
Guardian, November 2016
“When Lindstrom, a tremendous Brunnhilde throughout, entered for the final scene in rage and despair at the death of Siegfried, the production improbably went up another notch. 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.”
Syndey Morning Herald, November 2016
Salome runs in Sydney until 26 March.
Lise Lindstrom stars in Die Frau ohne Schatten at Staatsoper Hamburg
Lise Lindstrom returns to Staatsoper Hamburg on 26 December 2018 to perform as Die Färberin in Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten. Andreas Kriegenburg's production is conducted by Kent Nagano.
Lindstrom is a regular guest at Hamburg, recently starring as Brünnhilde in their Ring Cycle earlier this season. Later this season she also stars in Die Walküre in Naples, Götterdämmerung in Leipzig, and returns to Opera Australia as Salome.
Die Frau ohne Schatten runs until 9 January.
Lise Lindstrom returns to Hamburg to star as Brünnhilde in the Ring Cycle
Lise Lindstrom returns to the Hamburg State Opera to sing star as Brünnhilde in Claus Guth’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in performances conducted by Kent Nagano. Die Walküre opens on 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 starred as Turandot around the world, Lindstrom is making a name for herself on the international Wagner circuit. Last season she impressed in Die Walküre 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 Lindstrom 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.
Other recent successes include Marie in Wozzeck at the Theater an der Wien; Elektra with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival and for Opera de Montreal with Yannick Nezet-Seguin; Salome at the Wiener Staatsoper; and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Seoul Arts Center and San Diego Opera. Plans include major returns to the Wiener Staatsoper, Opera Australia, and her first Isolde.
Lise Lindstrom stars as Elektra at Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Michael Boder
Lise Lindstrom returns to Wiener Staatsoper from 16 October 2018 to star in Uwe Eric Laufenberg's production of Richard Strauss' Elektra. The production is conducted by Michael Boder and also features Waltraud Meier as Klytämnestra, Anna Gabler as Chrysothemis and René Pape as Orest.
Lindstrom takes a starring role in another Strauss opera later this season when she returns to Opera Australia in the title role of Salome. Other highlights this season include Brünnhilde in the Ring Cycle at Hamburg Staatsoper and in Götterdämmerung at Oper Leipzig.
Boder is a regular guest at Wiener Staatsoper and returns to the house several times this season, conducting John Neumeier's ballet Le Pavillon d’Armide as well as Manfred Trojahn's Orest, Salome and Dantons Tod.
The performance on 19 October will be streamed live on the Wiener Staatsoper website - click here for more details.
Lise Lindstrom sings Strauss' Four Last Songs with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie
Lise Lindstrom joins the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie for their season opening concert on 7 September 2018, singing Strauss Four Last Songs under the baton of Pietari Inkinen. Lindstrom has collaborated with Inkinen several times, including her acclaimed performance as Brünnhilde in her first Ring Cycle with Opera Australia :
“Lise Lindstrom’s Brünnhilde, her first full Cycle in the role, should install her as one of the greats”
The Guardian, November 2016
“when Lindstrom, a tremendous Brunnhilde throughout, entered for the final scene in rage and despair at the death of Siegfried, the production improbably went up another notch. 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.”
Sydney Morning Herald, November 2016
Lindstrom performs the Four Last Songs with Inkinen again later in the month, this time with the Prague Symphony Orchestra on 12 and 13 September.
Intermusica artists at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival announced the programme for this year's edition on 15 March 2018, and as ever there is a strong Intermusica presence at the festival.
Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music return to the festival this year for a concert of Vivaldi and Telemann with Nicola Benedetti on 4 August. Egarr leads the ensemble from the harpsichord and is the soloist for Vivaldi's A major Concerto.
Carlos Miguel Prieto brings the Youth Orchestra of the Americas to Edinburgh for a performance with pianist Gabriela Montero on 7 August. Prieto conducts a programme of Chávez Sinfonia india, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 and Copland Symphony No.3.
Martyn Brabbins joins forces with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus on 9 August to celebrate the 90th birthday of composer Thea Musgrave. Brabbins conducts the Scottish premiere of Musgrave's Turbulent Landscapes, a journey through six Turner land and seascapes, and Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony.
Lise Davidsen travels to Edinburgh for her festival debut on 16 August. Davidsen joins Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra to sing orchestral songs by Strauss, including "Cäcilie" and "Wiegenlied". Davidsen sang the same works with the orchestra in Oslo earlier this season and also recently joined them for Strauss Four Last Songs.
Roger Vignoles returns to Edinburgh, this time with soprano Dorothea Röschmann on 21 August. Vignoles accompanies Röschmann in a programme of Romantic songs by Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven and Wolf.
The Pavel Haas Quartet returns to the festival on 22 August to perform two landmark quartets: Schubert String Quartet No.13 'Rosamunde' and Ravel String Quartet. Shostakovich String Quartet No.7 completes the programme.
James Ehnes reunites with Stephen Osborne on 23 August for a recital at the Queen's Hall. Together they explore a programme of works by Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy and Ravel. This is their second collaboration of the season after a critically acclaimed performance of Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time at the Southbank Centre's International Chamber Music Series.
Marin Alsop brings the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Edinburgh for two concerts celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centenary on 24 and 26 August. The first features three works associated with him as a performer: Stravinsky The Firebird, Gershwin Piano Concerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Schumann Symphony No.2. The second concert opens with birthday tributes to Bernstein from Berio, John Corigliano and John Williams and features three of Bernstein's works: his Serenade performed by Nicola Benedetti, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town.
Soprano Lise Lindstrom joins Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler Symphony No.8 on 26 August. The performance also features the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the NYCoS National Girls Choir.
Lise Lindstrom stars as Turandot at Wiener Staatsoper
Lise Lindstrom returns to Wiener Staatsoper this month to star in the title role of Puccini Turandot from 10 April 2018. Lindstrom leads a cast including Roberto Alagna as Calaf and Aleksandra Kurzak as Liù, while Frédéric Chaslin conducts Marco Arturo Marelli's production.
Turandot is one of Lindstrom's signature roles, and she recently gave a critically-acclaimed run of performances with San Diego Opera:
“Turandot is one of the most difficult roles in the dramatic soprano repertoire, but Lindstrom sings with clarity, nuance, theatrical fire and enough vocal power to easily fill the 3,000-seat Civic Theatre, which was sold out on opening night.”
San Diego Tribune, February 2018
“Lise Lindstrom has been performing her signature title role in all of the world’s leading houses and it is easy to see why she is in demand. Ms. Lindstrom has all the stamina, range, and vocal quality required to succeed in this fiendishly difficult 'sing.'"
Opera Today, February 2018
Turandot runs in Vienna until 20 April.
Lise Lindstrom sings Turandot at San Diego Opera
Lise Lindstrom returns to the title role of Turandot this month at San Diego Opera, joining Keturah Stickann's production from 24 February 2018. Lindstrom sings alongside Carl Tanner as Calaf, Angel Joy Blue as Liu and Brian Kontes as Timur. Valerio Galli conducts.
Lindstrom is developing a reputation as one of the foremost singers of Turandot today, giving critically acclaimed interpretations at the Royal Opera House and Opera Australia:
“Lise Lindstrom, she of the towering soprano in stature as well as voice, gave Turandot a suitably cold edge but it was a magnetic performance for all that. The young American displayed a sharp and powerful voice, restrained when it needed to be and with a rare fluidity.”
Daily Telegraph, June 2015
“As Turandot, Lise Lindstrom’s singing was steely and terrifying in the second act, the sound cutting through the air like the hard gleaming edge of the executioners’ blades wielded around her by muscle-bound guards. In the third act she took on more complex hues allowing warmth into the sound to create a performance of compelling impact.”
Sydney Morning Herald, June 2015
“As Turandot, Lise Lindstrom seizes attention with the first notes of In Questa Reggia and then never lets go.”
Guardian, September 2013
Turandot runs in San Diego until 4 March. Lindstrom returns to the role again later this season at the Wiener Staatsoper.
Lise Lindstrom joins Intermusica for general management
We are delighted to announce general management of renowned soprano, Lise Lindstrom.
In roles that range from Turandot to Senta, Elektra and Brünnhilde, Lise Lindstrom’s compelling performances have taken her to The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Teatro alla Scala, among many others.
Earlier this season Lindstrom performed Brünnhilde in Die Walküre at the Hamburg Staatsoper under Kent Nagano. In 2016, she performed Brünnhilde in her first ever full Ring Cycle for Opera Australia for which she was awarded the Green Room Award and Helpmann Award. A leading interpreter of Wagner’s heroines, Lindstrom has also portrayed Senta in Der fliegende Holländer with San Francisco Opera, Polish National Opera and New Orleans Opera, both Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser with Greek National Opera, and Brünnhilde in Die Walküre with Teatro Massimo in Palermo, where Der Opernfreund proclaimed “With the American Lise Lindstrom a sleek powerhouse entered the stage….A magnificent ‘Hojotoho.’”
Other recent successes include Marie in Wozzeck at the Theater an der Wien; concert performances of Elektra with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival; Elektra for Opera de Montreal and Hamburg Staatsoper; Salome at the Wiener Staatsoper; and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Seoul Arts Center and San Diego Opera.
Plans include returns in major roles to Hamburg Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, San Diego Opera, Opera Australia, and Liceu Barcelona.