Lise makes her debut at Oper Frankfurt in the theatre’s upcoming Ring Cycle, beginning with the role of Freia in Das Rheingold on 5 May 2016. The cycle is conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Vera Nemirova. Lise performs as Freia again on 1 July and also sings the Third Norn in Götterdämmerung on 16 May and 17 July.

Lise received universal acclaim last summer as the winner of Operalia and Queen Sonja competitions:

“Lise Davidsen, 28, is an extraordinary, distinctive dramatic soprano with a brilliant Wagnerian career ahead of her if her exhilarating performance of ‘Dich Teure Halle’ from Wagner’s Tannhäuser in this final is anything to go by. She has tremendous stature and presence, singing with a radiant tone that has an attractive, fluty purity and a laser’s edge that cuts through an orchestra playing at full tilt.”
Opera Now, September 2015

Next season Davidsen makes her house and role debut as Agathe in a new production of Der Freischutz at Opernhaus Zurich, performs Strauss Vier Laetzte Lieder at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Edo de Wart and makes her company debuts with Teatro Colon and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. In the future she makes major company debuts including at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Met, Wiener Staatsoper, Aix en Provence Festivals and Teatro Real, Madrid.

2015 was a standout year for Lise Davidsen. She was crowned winner of both Operalia and the Queen Sonja competitions, taking home multiple prizes at each. She also won three prizes at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, won the Statoil Talent Scholarship and was named as 2015 HSBC Laureate of the Académie of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Highlights so far in the 15/16 season include Lise’s Bayerische Staatsoper debut as Ortlinde in Die Walküre, and her performance at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

In 2016, Lise will make her house debut at Oper Frankfurt for its Ring Cycle in summer 2016 where she will sing the role of Freia in Das Rheingold and the Third Norn in Götterdämmerung. More exciting performances to be announced very soon!

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.

 

Winner

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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the committee had this to say:Lise Davidsen graduated from the Opera Academy at the Royal Theatre in 2014. She made her debut with a convincing Rosalinde in “Die Fledermaus” and earlier this season she displayed her formidable voice as Emilia in Verdi’s “Otello”. Foreign countries have already sent for her, and we predict a bright career for this dramatic soprano. – quote Reumert Committee 2014.

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