Lise returns to Bergen this month to continue her artistic residency with the Bergen Philharmonic in two performances on 26 and 28 January. On 26 January, she joins the orchestra and their Chief Conductor Edward Gardner to sing Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Sibelius’ Luonnotar. On 28 January, Gardner, Davidsen and the orchestra appear at the Norwegian National Opera, with Luonnotar once again on the programme.
The residency continues on 8 February when she is rejoined by pianist James Baillieu for a recital of arias and songs by Verdi, Cherubini, Mascagni, Weber and Wagner at the University of Bergen. Elsewhere in February, she performs Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra on 1 February and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lise returns to London on 10 August to make her BBC Proms debut alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Storgårds. Lise joins the orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall to perform Sibelius Luonnotar and excerpts from Grieg Peer Gynt.
The concert is Lise’s second major UK debut of the summer, following her critically acclaimed performances in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at Glyndebourne:
“It’s one of the greatest voices I have heard”
Observer, June 2017
“…you may banish me to Naxos if she doesn’t become the most wanted Wagnerian soprano of her generation”
Times, June 2017
Lise returns to Norway after her appearance at the Proms to begin the new season as the Bergen Philharmonic‘s Artist in Residence. Lise starts her residency with an open air concert in Bergen’s City Square with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic. The residency, which continues throughout the season, features performances of Wagner and Sibelius as well as recitals with James Baillieu.
Other highlights in the forthcoming season include the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos in company debuts with Wiener Staatsoper and Festival d’Aix en Provence, the title role of Medea in Wexford and numerous recital and concert appearances including Strauss’s Op. 27 Songs and Vier letzte Lieder with the Oslo Philharmonic and Wesendonk Lieder with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.