Lise Davidsen Soprano

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Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen won the Operalia Plácido Domingo competition in 2015 and performs on major international opera stages. Highlights of her recent seasons include three debuts in major roles: Maréchale (Le Chevalier à la rose) at New York's Metropolitan Opera, Giorgetta (Il Tabarro) at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Elisabetta (Don Carlo) at London's Royal Opera House; an artistic residency at the Bergen Festival, where she attended numerous masterclasses, sang her first concert Tosca and Verdi's Messa di Requiem, and gave a singing recital; Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) at London's Royal Opera House and Berlin's Staatsoper Under den Linden, and numerous concert appearances in Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona and at the Verbier Festival.

In the 2023-2024 season, she makes her debut in the title role of Jenůfa at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as Leonora (La Force du destin) at New York's Metropolitan Opera. She appears in concert at the Norwegian National Opera, as well as in the roles of Giorgetta and Liza (The Queen of Spades) at Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper. She performs Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder at Carnegie Hall and gives recitals at New York's Metropolitan Opera, Wigmore Hall and in Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna and Salzburg.

A Decca exclusive, her discography includes three solo orchestral recitals and a recording of Grieg songs with fellow Norwegian Leif Ove Andsnes. She has also recorded Le Franc-tireur and Fidelio for Pentatone, and Sibelius's Luonnotar for Chandos.

At the Opéra national de Paris: La Walkyrie (Sieglinde), 2020

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