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Lise Davidsen & Leif Ove Andsnes

Past events:

​Grieg's Haugtussa, Strauss and Wagner performed by two of Norway’s greatest international artists.

Throughout the corona period soprano Lise Davidsen and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes have harvested brilliant reviews for their concerts together. In January 2022 they released their Grieg album – their first recording collaboration – centred on the Haugtussa song cycle.

In the coming winter and spring they will be touring together, visiting London, Madrid, Vienna and Berlin before returning home to Grieghallen in Bergen. Lise Davidsen, who has been referred to as 'the voice of the century' in the international press, has to her credit a Gramophone cover and was designated 'Female Singer' of 2020–21 by International Opera Awards. Through his career of over thirty years Leif Ove Andsnes has established a long list of successes, and is acknowledged worldwide as one of the greatest pianists alive today. This is the first time they appear together at the Bergen International Festival.

The concert programme consists of excerpts from their Grieg album, from Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder and from the songs dedicated by Richard Strauss to his wife on the occasion of their marriage. With two musical greats joining forces to interpret Norwegian heritage and German lieder, there can be little doubt that the result will be anything other than exquisite.

​'Not just a voice. The voice.'  – NEW YORK TIMES ABOUT LISE DAVIDSEN

Image: Lise Davidsen (photo: James Hole), Leif Ove Andsnes (photo: Helge Hansen)


Performance programme (pdf)



​1 h 40 min incl. interval


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    • Lise Davidsen soprano
    • Leif Ove Andsnes piano

Music by

    • Grieg
    • Strauss
    • Wagner


    Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)

    Op. 48
    1. Gruss
    2. Dereinst Gedanke mein
    3. Lauf der Welt
    4. Die verschwiegene Nachtigall
    5. Zur Rosenzeit
    6. Ein Traum

    Op. 67 -- Haugtussa
    1. Det syng
    2. Veslemøy
    3. Blåbærli
    4. Møte
    5. Elsk
    6. Killingdans
    7. Vond dag
    8. Ved Gjætle-bekken


    Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

    Op. 27

    1. Ruhe meine Seele
    2. Cacilie
    4. Morgen

    Op. 39

    4. Befreit

    Richard Wagner (1813–1883)

    Wesendonck Lieder

    Der Engel
    Stehe still!
    Im Treibhaus

    Performance programme (pdf)


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