Whenever American Soprano Lise Lindstrom performs, her dramatic portrayals leave an indelible impression on audiences and critics worldwide. Opera News raved “Lindstrom gave a truly world-class performance. It is not often that one hears dramatic power combined with such a fresh, youthful-sounding soprano,” and The Austin Chronicle proclaimed she “reigns supreme with her soaring performance...it's difficult to tear one's attention away from Lindstrom.” During the 2012-2013 season she makes a company and role debut as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung with Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy, and makes her company debut with the Dallas Opera as Turandot. Future seasons include leading roles with The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Washington National Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, among many others.
During the 2011- 2012 season Ms. Lindstrom made debuts with the Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of Salome, the Polish National Opera in Warsaw as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer and returned to the San Diego Opera as Salome where 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.” In addition, she portrays Turandot in two outdoor theaters: at Les Chorégies d'Orange for her French debut, and at Arena di Verona in Italy.
Highlights of recent seasons include her debuts with Teatro alla Scala and The Metropolitan Opera as the title role in Turandot, prompting The New York Post to proclaim “the tall, slender Lindstrom wielded the icy glamour of a '30s film star, working the trains and veils of her elaborate costumes with the panache of a runway model.” She received rave reviews for her performances as the title role in Tosca with Glimmerglass Opera, as Ricke in Franchetti’s Germania with Deutsche Oper Berlin, as Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser with the Greek National Opera, and as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with both New Orleans Opera and Utah Opera. She sang Magda in The Consul with Arizona Opera, the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos with Des Moines Metro Opera, and the title role in Salome for her debut with the Teatro Regio di Torino. Additional engagements have included leading roles with Florida Grand Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Festival de Ópera de A Coruña, Opera Hong Kong, and Palm Beach Opera.
Memorable performances on the concert stage for this young soprano include the final scene in Salome with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, the premiere performance of John Beeman’s Dos Retablos at New York’s Bard College, Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder at a gala concert in San Francisco, Verdi’s Requiem with the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral, as well as performances with the Sonora Bach Festival in California and a concert with mezzo-soprano Federica von Stade alongside pianist Martin Katz.