Lise Davidsen To Release New Album in March

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: James Hole)

Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen will release a new album on March 26, 2021.

The album, which will be released by Decca Classics, will spotlight works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Luigi Cherubini, Pietro Mascagni, and Giuseppe Verdi, including the arias “Pace Pace” from “La Forza del destino,” “Ave Maria, piena di grazia” from “Otello,” “Dei tuoi figli la madre” from Cherubini’s “Medea,” “Voi lo Sapete” from Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” and Wagner’s five Wesendonck Lieder, among others.

In line with the announcement, Davidsen released her first single that will be featured on the album –  “Absheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?” from Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” You can listen to the recording here.

The album was recorded in London during the summer and autumn of 2020. Davidsen is accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

Labeled “one voice in a million,” Lise Davidsen has quickly conquered the major world opera stages. Davidsen is scheduled to take the stage in July and August 2021 in the role of Elisabeth in Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” at the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayreuther Festspiele, before taking on the role of Eva in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at the Metropolitan Opera House in October 2021. The soprano is also slated to perform the title role in Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” and the role of Chrysothemis in “Elektra” with the New York’s operatic behemoth in March and April 2022.


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