Lise will sing her first leading role at the Royal Opera House next season when she stars opposite Jonas Kaufmann in a new production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio. In Tobias Kratzer’s new production, Lise plays the role of Leonore, who disguises herself as a prison guard, ‘Fidelio’, to rescue her husband Florestan from political imprisonment. Fidelio premiered in 1805 and blends domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime, all characteristic of Beethoven’s “middle period”. The opera went through three versions during Beethoven’s career, and some of the music was first written as part of an earlier, never-completed opera.
Fidelio opens at the Royal Opera House on 1 March 2020 and runs until 17 March 2020. Click here for more details about the production.
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.