Lise reunites with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic this month for two performances of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs. The concerts take place at Bergen’s Grieghallen on 14 and 15 February. Lise is a regular guest of the orchestra and was Artist in Residence last season, singing Sibelius, Wagner and Grieg in concert as well as performing in recital with James Baillieu.
In contrast to the adolescent daring of his overture Don Juan, Strauss’s Four Last Songs were the composer’s resigned farewell to creative life and an elegy for Germany, destroyed by fascism and war.
Lise has been nominated for Breakthrough of the Year at the Spellemann Awards, it was announced today. She is also nominated for the Gramostipend. The winners of the awards will be announced on 30 March, and the ceremony will be broadcast live on NRK1.
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On 31 January and 2 February, Lise makes her role debut as Sieglinde in two concert performances of Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. She is joined for the concerts by Simon O’Neill and Brindley Sherratt.
Lise returns to the works of Wagner later this season when she makes her Bayreuth Festival debut as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser. She also sings the role for her return to Zurich Opera in March and Bayerische Staatsoper in May. Arias from Tannhäuser will also feature on her debut album for Decca Classics, which is slated for release in Spring 2019.
Lise begins the new year with a new role, making her role debut as Liza in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at Oper Stuttgart from 6 January. The production is directed by Jossi Wieler and also marks Lise’s debut with the company. Lise stars opposite Eric Caves as penniless engineer Herman, whose love for Liza is matched only by his penury. When he hears that the old Countess, Liza’s aunt, knows a secret sequence of three cards that always wins, he puts everything on the line to get at her secret.
The Queen of Spades is conducted by Oksana Lyniv and runs until 25 January. Click here for more information and tickets.
We regret to announce that due technical reasons, Lise’s recital with James Baillieu at Opernhaus Zürich has been cancelled. Lise looks forward to seeing the public in Zürich for her debut in Tannhäuser as Elisabeth from 23 March.
On 29 and 30 November, Lise joins the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marek Janowski for two concert performances of Weber’s Der Freischütz. Lise sings the role of Agathe, which she first sang at Opernhaus Zürich in September 2016. The performances will be recorded for later release.
Audiences around the world have the chance to watch Lise on stage on 28 October as the Royal Opera House’s production of Die Walküre is broadcast live into cinemas. Conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano and directed by Keith Warner, Die Walküre also features Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, Nina Stemme and Sarah Connolloy, with Lise singing Ortlinde.
The performance lasts approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes, but timings may vary depending on territory. Click here to find a screening near you.
Lise steps in at the Royal Opera House on 23 October to perform Verdi’s Requiem with Sir Antonio Pappano, the orchestra and chorus of the Royal Opera House and soloists Jamie Barton, Benjamin Bernheim and Gábor Bretz. Lise is currently at Covent Garden for the house’s Ring Cycle, which comes to a close on 2 November.
Lise returns to the concert stage on 8 November, singing Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. She sings the Four Last Songs again later this season with the Bergen Philharmonic, and also sings Act One of Die Walküre with the Toronto Symphony.
Lise makes her debut at the Royal Opera House this month when she joins the cast of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The cycle is directed by Keith Warner and conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, and Lise sings the roles of Freia in Das Rheingold, Ortlinde in Die Walküre and Third Norn in Götterdämmerung.
Wagner features heavily for Lise this season. She sings Elizabeth in Tannhäuser in her debut at the Bayreuth Festival next summer, and also sings the role with Opernhaus Zürich and Bayerische Staatsoper. She also sings Sieglinde in Act One of Die Walküre with Sir Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony in February.
The Ring opens on 24 September with Das Rheingold, and each opera will be performed four times. Götterdämmerung brings the cycle a close on 2 November. Click here for more information.
Lise has been named as Young Artist of the Year at the 2018 Gramophone Awards, which were held in London on 13 September. Lise also performed with pianist James Baillieu and closed the evening with a performance of Richard Strauss’ ‘Morgen’ with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Neeme Järvi.
This season Lise makes her Bayreuth Festival debut as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, which she also sings in return visits to Zurich Opera and the Bavarian State Opera. Other highlights include Liza The Queen of Spades at Stuttgart Opera and her debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as Freia Das Rheingold, Ortlinde Die Walküre and Third Norn Götterdämmerung. As well as appearing at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms, she performs Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Danish National and Stavanger Symphony orchestras and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the Antwerp and Toronto Symphony orchestras and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
Lise recently signed to Decca Classics and her debut album is slated for release in Spring 2019. It will feature Strauss Four Last Songs and arias from Ariadne auf Naxos and Tannhäuser.