The role of Salome is fiendish. It requires a complete harnessing of one’s vocal capacities and the ability to just be tireless. And that’s all the Strauss I sing, including Elektraand Die Frau ohne Schatten. I don’t know about Arabellaand Capriccioor Rosenkavalierbecause I haven’t sung those roles. I sort of sing the crazy girls and those are the pretty girls.

Lise Lindstrom, Opera Australia, Salome Lise Lindstrom. Photo © Lisa...

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