Bergen International Festival opens with Lise’s first Tosca

Bergen International Festival opens with Lise’s first Tosca

Lise is the Artist-In-Residence for the 2023 Bergen International Festival, and her programme there has just been announced, starting with her first ever Tosca. 

On Wednesday 24th of May and Friday 26th May, Lise will sing Tosca in a concert performance, joined by Freddie De Tommaso and Sir Bryn Terfel, accompanied by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ed Gardner. For more information and tickets please go to

On Sunday 28th of May Lise will give a Masterclass at the University. For tickets, and details of how to apply for the Masterclass, please go to

On Tuesday 30th of May Lise and pianist James Baillieu will present a programme of lieder, including songs by Schubert, Grieg, Sibelius and Berg.

And on Saturday June 3rd Lise will be joined by mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, tenor Freddie De Tommaso, and bass-baritone Shenyang, alongside the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Edvard Grieg Youth Choir and the Edvard Grieg Kor to perform Verdi’s Requiem.

Festival Director Lars Petter Hagen says: “In a short time Lise Davidsen has become one of the greatest stars in classical music, and one of its most unique voices. We are particularly proud that the Bergen International Festival can present so many facets of her artistry. She is in enormous demand worldwide, and with good reason.”

The 71st Bergen International Festival takes place from 24 May to 7 June 2023. For more information and to buy tickets please go to

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