Lise has signed an exclusive recording deal with Decca Classics, the first Scandinavian dramatic soprano to sign to the label since Birgit Nilsson, whose centenary is celebrated this year. She is also the first Norwegian singer to join the label since her compatriot Kirsten Flagstad made her acclaimed late recordings for Decca in the 1950s. Lise’s debut album will feature Strauss’ Four Last Songs and arias from Ariadne auf Naxos and Wagner’s Tannhäuser and will be released early in 2019.
On signing to the label, Lise said: “I’m delighted to begin my recording career with Decca, a label which is home to many amazing singers who I admire. I’m looking forward to performing some of my favourite vocal repertoire and sharing my love of music with a wider audience.”
Dr. Alexander Buhr, Managing Director of Decca Classics, said: “Lise Davidsen is a remarkable talent. Her astonishing voice, incredible musicianship and commanding stage presence make for truly spine-tingling performances. Decca has a history of nurturing and documenting many of the greatest voices of the last century and we are proud and happy to open a new chapter of that story with Lise.”