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Lise Davidsen

A superb talent, the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen shot to prominence in summer 2015 when she won the First Prize, the Birgit Nilsson Award, and the Audience Prize at the Operalia competition in London, and the prize for best performance of Norwegian music and the Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. The recipient of countless other awards and prizes, she made her debuts at Opernhaus Zürich as Agathe (Der Freischütz), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires as Isabella (Das Liebesverbot), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), and the Wexford Festival in the title role of Cherubini’s Médée. She recently appeared as Freia (Das Rheingold) with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Ortlinde (Die Walküre) at Bayerische Staatsoper, and Freia and Third Norn (Der Ring des Nibelungen) at Oper Frankfurt. She has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Strauss’s Vier Lieder, Op. 27 with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Verdi’s Messa da requiem with the Deutsch-Skandinavisches Jugend-Philharmonie (at the Berlin Philharmonie), Philharmonia Orchestra, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in Bucharest. During the 2017 / 18 season Lise Davidsen is Artist in Residence at the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with which she is a frequent collaborator, having given a summer concert at Torgallmenningen with Edward Gardner, Lied and opera recitals with the pianist James Baillieu, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, and Verdi’s Requiem.

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