Lise in London: Barbican recital & Royal Opera House Fidelio

Lise made her eagerly awaited recital debut at the Barbican with James Baillieu last week as part of a series of high-profile engagements in London. Described as a “A masterclass of seamless lyricism” the concert was well received by critics:

“The Norwegian soprano’s spellbinding voice was the perfect match for pianist James Baillieu’s quicksilver fingers” The Guardian

“A voice that shines like silver in sunlight” The Telegraph

Following her recital, Lise will return to the Royal Opera House to make her role debut as Leonore in Fidelo under the baton of Antonio Pappano and alongside Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan.

Fidelio opens on 1 March and runs until 17 March, with Lise appearing in six of these performances, including opening night.

Watch the trailer for Fidelio below:

After the success of her debut Decca album with the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lise will reunite with them to perform Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Royal Festival Hall on 19 March.

This year the world celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year and Lise is no exception. She joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in their ‘The Undiscovered Beethoven’ concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 4 April where she will perform Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido Op.65 and Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II.

On 6 February, Lise was invited on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme with Katie Derham – click here to listen.

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