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Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Charlotte Gundersen
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Q&A: Lise Davidsen

Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen made a huge impact on the operatic world in the summer of 2015. We caught up with her ahead of her season as Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Verdi's Requiem
Sibelius' Luonnotar
Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder
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New York CityThe Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Vasily Petrenko; Elijah Moshinsky; Metropolitan Opera; Mark Thompson; Aleksandrs Antoņenko; Kristian Benedikt

ViennaBeethoven 9

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Ferlesch; Lise Davidsen; Anna Maria Chiuri; Russell Thomas; Michael Volle

LondonLise Davidsen in Recital

Brahms, Schumann, Sibelius, Grieg, Strauss R.
Lise Davidsen; James Baillieu
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Prom 31: Blazing Bruckner 4 from Salonen and the Philharmonia

Lise Davidsen and the Philharmonia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Bruckner for the non-Brucknerian: the Philharmonia plays the Fourth with Schubertian delicacy at the Royal Albert Hall. 
****1
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Tobias Kratzer's provocative Tannhäuser opens at Bayreuth

Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser), Elena Zhidkova (Venus) and Manni Laudenbach © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Yesterday, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, where devotees of Richard Wagner converge annually from all over the world, opened its doors again for this year’s festival. Traditionally presented on the first evening, the new production for this season was Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg (to use the opera’s full name), presented to a capacity audience.
***11
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A powerful performance of Verdi's Requiem from Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano © ROH | David Bebber
Perhaps feeling that the drama and emotion of the Ring Cycle wasn't enough for one year, Antonio Pappano assembled a strong quartet and deployed the ROH's forces in a powerful, moving performance of Verdi's Messa da Requiem.
****1
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