This summer, Lise Davidsen returns to the Bayreuth Festival to star in two productions: Wagner’s Die Walküre and Tannhäuser. She will reprise her role as Elisabeth in Tobias Kratzer’s production of Tannhäuser on July 27, August 2, 5, 13, 16, & 23. Axel Kober conducts. In 2019, Davidsen made her critically acclaimed debut at the festival in this production, with the Financial Times raving, “[she] raises the level of the evening from passable to miraculous with every note she sings.”
On July 29 & August 3, 19, Lise stars as Sieglinde in a production by Hermann Nitsch, led by Pietari Inkinen. Of the production, Nitsch said, “because of the corona crisis, Bayreuth will perform the “Valkyrie” concertante. The singers will stand at the edge of the stage like at an oratorio. As an action artist, I have been invited to stage an actionistic event during the musical course of all three acts of the “Valkyrie”. I would like to realize a painting action. The used poured and smeared colors of the entire rainbow spectrum will concur with the colorfulness of Wagner’s music in a positive sense.”
Two of Elizabeth’s arias, “Dich, teure Halle” and “Allmächtige Jungfrau” are featured on Lise’s self-titled critically acclaimed debut album for Decca. For purchase links and more information, please visit her Releases.
Photo credit Ray Burmiston