Lise Sings At Last Night Of The Proms This Saturday

On Saturday night (10th September) Lise will be singing at the Last Night Of The Proms 2022, together with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and actor Harriet Walter. 

The concert at the Royal Albert Hall will be conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska, who will be leading the BBC’s Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Singers. 

Lise will be singing arias by Wagner, Mascagni and Verdi, as well as the traditional Last Night favourite “Rule Britannia” by Thomas Arne.

Lise will be wearing dresses created for her especially for this night by Norwegian designer Cårejånni. 

The Last Night Of The Proms begins at 1915 GMT. It will be broadcast live on BBC2 and BBC1 in the UK ( on NRK in Norway (, and by broadcasters around the globe.  

Album Of Metropolitan Opera’s “Concert For Ukraine” Released

Earlier this year Lise sang “Four Last Songs” by Strauss at the Metropolitan Opera’s “Concert For Ukraine”, an evening in which the Met Orchestra and Chorus – conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin – and a group of exceptional soloists, came together to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine and help raise funds to support them.

As well as “Four Last Songs”, the programme included Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, the Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and the Ukrainian National Anthem with Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi.

Now The Met, Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon have released a recording of the special concert. Proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated by The Met to charities supporting relief efforts in Ukraine. (As well as digital downloads, which are available now, the recording will soon be available to buy in the US as a physical album too.)

“This album captures a uniquely memorable performance by the Metropolitan Opera and its stars, and demonstrates the power of art to deliver a clear message to the forces of darkness that would destroy a nation.” 

Peter Gelb, Met General Manager

Lise’s Berlin Philharmonic Debut Available To Watch Online

Lise’s performance of Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony is now available to watch online (subscription required) in the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. 

The concert was Lise’s debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Kirill Petrenko. She sang the seven movement symphony – Zemlinsky’s setting of poems by poet Rabindranath Tagore – with baritone Christian Gerhaher, in a performance that was described by Josh Barone of the New York Times as “unbelievable”. 

Click here to watch the concert:

Lise Makes Her Debut With The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Plus Her Summer Programme

On the 9th, 10th and 11th of June Lise will make her debut with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and maestro Kirill Petrenko. Together with renowned baritone Christian Gerhaher they will perform Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, op. 18. 

Tickets and more information:

On July 9th Lise will sing Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Bad Kissingen, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. 

Tickets are available here:

In August Lise will return to the Bayreuth Festival, where she will sing Sieglinde in Die Walküre in a new production of the Ring Cycle (August 1st, 11th, 26th), directed by Valentin Schwarz and conducted by Pietari Inkenen. Lise will also reprise her role as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (August 8th, 18th, 21st and 24th) in Tobias Kratzer’s brilliant production, conducted by Axel Kober. 

Tickets for the Bayreuth Festival will be available online on May 29th at 2pm CEST:

Also coming up is Lise’s opera and lied recital at the Peralada Festival in Northern Spain. 

Tickets for the recital on August 4th, at which Lise will be accompanied by pianist Sophie Raynaud, and will include works by Wagner, Grieg, Strauss, Weber and Brahms, are available now.

And finally, Lise will perform a concert at the Turku Music Festival in Finland on August 15th, with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. They will share songs from their recent Edvard Grieg album (, as well as works by Wagner and Strauss. 

Tickets are available here:

Foto: John-André Samuelsen, NRK

Lise Featured In The Economist

Lise’s interview with the Economist is out now. 

The article talks about Lise’s place in the opera world, and how she got there, and features the Metropolitan Opera’s General Manager, Peter Gelb, who says Lise is “one of the greatest singing talents to emerge in decades”. 

You can read the article here.

Lise is doing Last Night of The Proms!

Finally we can share the great news that Lise will perform at the Last Night Of The Proms 2022, together with the amazing cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The Last Night will be conducted by BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska, leading the BBC’s Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Singers in a programme that will include arias by Wagner, Mascagni and Verdi, as well as the traditional Last Night favourites.

The concert will also include the world premiere of “1922”, a piece by the UK composer James B Wilson, commissioned to mark the BBC’s centenary year. 

More information on the concert is here:

The Proms 2022 – “the world’s greatest classical music festival” – consists of eight weeks of concerts from July 15th to September 10th. The event was started by conductor Henry Wood in 1895 with the aim of bringing the best in classical music to the widest possible audience.

The Last Night Of The Proms will take place at 1915 on Saturday 10th September 2022 at The Royal Albert Hall. Tickets for the Last Night are always in huge demand, so there is a special ballot system which is explained here:

New Seasons Announced, Exciting Roles Coming Up

Lise has two new Italian roles in the repertoire coming up, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro at Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and Elizabeth de Valois in Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House in London. 

Also announced this week is her upcoming appearance as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 

And of course, as previously announced ( Lise will also be performing her first Marschallin in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. 

Il Tabarro

Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona

27th November 2022 to 15th December 2022

Conducted by Susanna Mälkki with Ambrogio Maestri as Michele and Brandon Jovanovich as Luigi, in a production by Lotte de Beer. 

There will be ten performances. For more information and tickets (when they are available) click here:

Don Carlo

Royal Opera House, London

30th June 2023 to 15th July 2023

Conducted by Daniele Rustioni, with Brian Jagde as Don Carlo, Luca Micheletti as Rodrigo, and Yulia Matochkina as Princess Eboli, in a production by Nicholas Hytner. 

There will be six performances. For more information and tickets (when available) click here:


Royal Opera House, London

29th January 2023 to 16th February 2023

Conducted by Sebastian Weigle, with Stefan Vinke as Tannhäuser, Gerald Finley as Wolfram von Eschenbach and Ekaterina Gubanova as Venus, in a production by Tim Albery. 

There will be six performances. For more information and tickets (when available) click here:

Der Rosenkavalier

Metropolitan Opera, New York

March 27th to April 20th 2023

Conducted by Simone Young, with Isabel Leonard as Octavian, Erin Morley as Sophie and Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, in a production by Robert Carsen. 

There will be seven performances. For more information and tickets (when available) click here:

Another Role Debut At The Metropolitan Opera And Live Stream Radio Performance

On Friday April 1st Lise will make her role debut as Chrysothemis in a revival of Patrice Chéreau’s renowned staging of Strauss’s shocking and unforgettable opera Elektra, conducted by Donald Runnicles. 

Lise will be singing with Nina Stemme, who is reprising her acclaimed performance as Elektra, and Michaela Schuster, as Elektra’s mother Klytämnestra.

There are six performances, with the final show on April 20th. On April 1st and 5th the audio will be streamed live on the Met’s website and broadcast on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355. The performance on the 16th April will be broadcast live on both Met Opera Radio and on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

To hear more of Lise on the radio tune in to WXQR – “New York’s Classical Music Radio Station” – at noon (NYC time) on April 4th, where Lise and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will perform a selection of songs from their recent album “Edvard Grieg.” You can watch a live stream of their performance here: 

Photo of Lise by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Lise To Sing At Concert For Ukraine

On Monday, March 14th, at 6pm, Lise will sing Strauss’s Four Last Songs at a special benefit concert at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, to support Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and other proceeds going to support relief efforts in Ukraine. 

For tickets please go to:

Here are further details from the Met’s website:

“Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists in a 70-minute program, featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven. The soloists will be Lise Davidsen and Elza van den Heever, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, and Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi, who will lead the Met Chorus in a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem.

A Concert for Ukraine will be broadcast in the U.S. via many of the radio stations that regularly carry the Met’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts, as well as member stations of National Public Radio. Please check your local listing for details. The concert will be broadcast internationally via the European Broadcasting Union, allowing it to be heard in most countries in the world. It will also be carried live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355, and streamed live on the Met website.”

Program Details

National Anthem of Ukraine

“Prayer for the Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber

“Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco

Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
            Lise Davidsen, soprano Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 125
            Elza van den Heever, soprano
            Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
            Piotr Beczała, tenor
            Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone

Just Announced: Lise’s Debut As The Marschallin At The Met

New York’s Metropolitan Opera has just announced its 2022/23 season, and revealed that Lise will be singing her first ever Marschallin in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.  

Lise will be joined by a fabulous cast, including Isabel Leonard singing Octavian, Erin Morley singing Sophie, and Günther Groissbôck singing Baron Ochs, in a production by Robert Carsen, conducted by Simone Young.

The first performance is on March 27th 2023, with six more to follow, with the last performance on April 20th. The production will be broadcast to cinemas around the world, Live in HD, on April 15th 2023. 

Der Rosenkavalier was the first opera Lise ever saw, when she went to see it performed at the old opera house in Oslo. It will be a very special moment for Lise to debut in this role in this amazing house, alongside such a wonderful cast. Don’t miss it!

Tickets and more information are available here: