Lise Davidsen inaugurates this Sunday the cycle ‘Arts is Lied’

The Arts is Lied

The emerging soprano Lise Davidsen opens this Sunday, 25 October, to 18.00 hours, the second edition of the cycle 'The Arts is Lied' in the Main Hall of Palau de Les Arts. Recognized by American critics as 'one voice in a million', Lise Davidsen arrives at Les Arts as one of the new sensations of the dramatic repertoire: her record and artistic talent have been compared to that of the great Nordic divas of the genre such as Birgit Nilsson or Kirsten Flagstad.

James Baillieu accompanies her on the piano in a recital in which the Scandinavian soprano will perform 'Lieder' by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg and Richard Strauss. ‘Les Arts és Lied’ will bring together some of the most outstanding interpreters of this musical form in Valencia during the Season 2020-2021. Besides Lise Davidsen, Stars such as the renowned liederista Christian Gerhaher and the sought-after mezzo-soprano Anita Rachveslishvili will debut in the Main Hall.

The second edition of the cycle will also allow interpreters who have enjoyed memorable awards in Les Arts, such as the bass René Pape or the soprano Sonia Yoncheva, to return to Valencia.. further, he 29 of November, Les Arts recovers the recital of the soprano Ainhoa ​​Arteta that was canceled last season due to the declaration of the state of alarm.

The price of the tickets of ‘Les Arts és Lied’ ranges from 10 Y 40 euros. For more information, Those interested can consult the theater's website ‘’.

Lise Davidsen
Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen began her meteoric career after winning the Operalia-Plácido Domingo contest in 2015. He is one of the most important emerging voices of today. Sing at the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Staatsoper de Viena, BBC Proms, Zurich Opera and Bayreuth Festivals, Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne.

His first CD featuring music by Wagner and Strauss has become number one in the UK classical music album chart.. In season 2020-2021 interpreta a Sieglinde en ‘Die Walküre’ en la Deutsche Oper de Berlín,
Elisabeth en ‘Tannhäuser’ en la State Opera Unter den Linden, Amelia in ‘Un ballo in maschera’ at the Norwegian Opera, the titular role of ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ at the Vienna Staatsoper and returns to the Bayreuth Festival. further, debuts with the Paris Orchestra in an ‘Elektra’ (Chrysothemis) in concert version conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and sings the title role of ‘Jenůfa’ at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

In the field of recital, offers an evening in ‘streaming’ for the Metropolitan together with pianist James Baillieu, who also accompanies her at the Wigmore Hall and the Konzerthaus in Dortmund. For summer of 2021 prepares a series of recitals dedicated to Grieg.

His recent commitments include titles such as 'The Queen of Spades' (Lisa) at the Metropolitan; ‘Fidelio’ at Covent Garden with Antonio Pappano; ‘Peter Grimes’ (Ellen) at the Enescu Festival; 'The Valkyrie' (Sieglinde) with Fabio Luisi; ‘Tannhäuser’ (Elisabeth) in Zurich and Munich; ‘Der Freischütz’ (Agathe) in Zurich; ‘Medea’ by Cherubini and Wexford, in addition to concert music with prestigious batons: ‘Songs Op. 27 by Strauss' (Esa-Pekka Salonen), 'Four last Songs' (Orchester de Paris), Beethoven's ‘Ninth Symphony’ (Gianandrea Noseda y Vasily Petrenko), Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ (Andres Orozco Estrada, Antonio Pappano and Fabio Luisi), ‘Wesendonck songs’ y ‘Rückert songs’ (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra) y ‘Nature’s’ de Sibelius (BBC Proms).

Photograph: Palau Arts