Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen to perform for the Metropolitan Opera’s pay-per-view series
on Saturday, August 29, at 6pm (UK time)
Hailed by The New York Times as
“the great Wagnerian promise of her generation,”
Davidsen will perform live from the Oscarhall Palace in Oslo
On sale from the Met’s website: metopera.org
New York, NY — Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen will perform a live concert on Saturday, August 29, at 6pm UK time, from the royal Oscarshall Palace in Oslo, where the soprano sang after winning Norway’s Queen Sonja Competition in 2015. The recital, the fourth of 12 concerts in the Met Stars Live in Concert series, will be streamed live via the Met website and will then be available on demand for 12 days.
The programme, with piano accompaniment by James Baillieu, includes selections from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, as well as Scandinavian songs by Sibelius and Grieg. The complete programme is below.
The Met Stars Live in Concert series features a lineup of opera’s biggest stars performing in striking locations across Europe and the United States. The first concert presented tenor Jonas Kaufmann from Polling, Bavaria, on July 18; the second concert starred soprano Renée Fleming in Washington, D.C. on August 1, and remained available on demand till the end of August 12; the third concert featured tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France, on August 16. The concerts are shot by multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City, where the host of the programme, soprano Christine Goerke, is situated. Gary Halvorson, the Met’s award-winning director of the company’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, directs.
Tickets for each recital are $20 and can be purchased on the Met’s website at metopera.org, and the performances will be available for on-demand viewing for 12 days following the live event. The programmescan be viewed on your computer, mobile device, or home entertainment system (via Chromecast or AirPlay).