Lise joins Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic in Bergen’s City Square on 18 August 2017 for a free open air concert centred on the works of Grieg. The concert also marks the beginning of Lise’s season as the orchestra’s Artist in Residence, during which she gives performances of Wagner, Sibelius and Verdi alongside recitals with James Baillieu. She also joins Gardner and the orchestra for a recording session for Chandos in May 2018.

Lise then travels to Ireland for the Wexford Opera Festival, where she sings the title role of Cherubini Medea from 19 October. Elsewhere this season she also makes her debut at Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos and performs in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic.

Lise makes her London recital debut on 9 May 2017 at the Rosenblatt Recital Series at Wigmore Hall. Accompanied by James Baillieu, Lise performs songs and arias by Grieg, Sibelius, Giordano, Verdi, Cherubini, Mascagni, Wagner and Strauss.

So far this season, Lise has made a series of notable role and house debuts: as Agathe in a new production of Der Freischütz at Opernhaus Zürich, Isabella Das Liebesverbot at Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana at Norwegian National Opera. This summer she makes a highly anticipated debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos and appears at the BBC Proms with John Storgards and the BBC Philharmonic.

Engagements next season include her Wiener Staatsoper and Aix-en-Provence debuts as well as numerous concert and recital appearances, including a residency with the Bergen Philharmonic.

Lise Davidsen secured another 1st Prize during the 2015 Queen Sonja International Music Competiton held in Oslo on the opera’s main stage Friday 21 August. 2nd prize went to Elsa Dreisig, soprano (France) and 3rd prize went to Yuriy Yurchuk, baritone (Croatia) Her Majesty Queen Sonja awarded the prizes.

Lise was also rewarded the prize for the best performance of Norwegian music and the Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship for the best Norwegian participant.

 

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Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Lise Davidsen

Photo: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen

 

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On sunday the 19th of July Lise won the first prize for female singer in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition which was hosted by The Royal Opera in London.

She also won the Birgit Nilsson Prize in addition to winning the Rolex-sponsored audience prize!

Read more about the competition here:

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On wednesday the 29th. of May Lise received the Kirsten Flagstad price for 2015 from the Flagstad-society. Grateful she thanked the jury and audience with a little concert.

Read more about the price here: http://www.kirsten-flagstad.no/KirstenFlagstadmuseet/KirstenFlagstadforeninger/tabid/4019/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2551/language/en-GB/Flagstadselskapet–The-Kirsten-Flagstad-International-Society.aspx

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