Lise Lindstrom returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden this month in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot, with Brindley Sherratt joining her as Timur. The production is directed by Andrei Serban, with Dan Ettinger conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera.
Lise will round off her 2016/17 season with a concert performance of Strauss Elektra (title role) with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival on 27 July. She opens her 2017/18 season with performances of Marie in Berg Wozzeck at the Wiener Staatsoper, and returns to the house during the season to perform Strauss Salome (title role), and Turandot. Other highlights next season include a concert performance as Turandot with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung, Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and Turandot for San Diego Opera.
This rounds off a wonderful season for Brindley Sherratt which has seen his first Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier) for Welsh National Opera; Oroveso in a new production of Norma also at Covent Garden; Claggart in a new production of Billy Budd for the Teatro Réal in Madrid and in performances at the Aldeburgh Festival; Geronte de Revoir Manon Lescaut for the Metropolitan Opera; and Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande for the Oper Frankfurt. Still to come this summer is Rocco Fidelio at the BBC Proms on 21 July (with Benjamin Hulett, Louise Alder and David Soar) and Swallow Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh Festival on 13 August (with Edward Gardner, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Robert Murray).
Performances take place on 8, 11, 14 and 16 July. For more information, see theRoyal Opera House website.