Great Performances at the Met (Season 15)

Great Performances at the Met: Lise Davidsen in Concert

Air date: 05/07/2021

Premieres beginning Friday, May 7 on PBS (check local listings)

The soprano performs arias and songs that brought her success around the world including selections from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser,” Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and Scandinavian songs by Sibelius and Grieg, from Oslo’s Oscarshall Palace in Norway. The concert was recorded last August.

 

Short Listing:
The soprano performs her signature arias from a Norwegian palace.

 

Long Listing:
The soprano performs arias and songs that brought her success around the world including selections from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser,” Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and more from Oslo’s Oscarshall Palace in Norway.

 

Musical Selections:

“Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser
Music by Richard Wagner
Libretto by Richard Wagner

“Morrò, ma prima in grazia” from Un Ballo in Maschera
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Antonio Somma

“En Svane,” Op. 25, No. 2
Music by Edvard Grieg
Libretto by Henrik Ibsen

“Säf, säf, susa,” Op. 36
Music by Jean Sibelius
Libretto by Gustaf Fröding
Published by Breitkopf-Haertel Musikverlag and Associated Music Publishers, Inc.

“Es gibt ein Reich” from Ariadne auf Naxos
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

“Cäcilie,” Op. 27, No. 2
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Heinrich Hart
With permission of Universal Edition AG Vienna, www.universaledition.com

“Heimliche Aufforderung,” Op. 27, No. 3
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by John Henry Mackay
With permission of Universal Edition AG Vienna, www.universaledition.com

“Morgen!” Op. 27, No. 4
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by John Henry Mackay
With permission of Universal Edition AG Vienna, www.universaledition.com

“Sola, perduta, abbandonata” from Manon Lescaut
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Domenico Oliva, Marco Praga, Luigi Illica, and others, based on the novel L’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost”

“Johnny”
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by W.H. Auden
Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Faber Music Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner

“Heia, heia, in den Bergen ist mein Heimatland”
from Die Csárdásfürstin
Music by Emmerich Kálmán
Libretto by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbach
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Agent in the USA for Josef Weinberger, Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner.

“O lovely night!”
Music by Landon Ronald
Libretto by Edward Teschemacher

“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe
Libretto by ‎Alan Jay Lerner
The Alan Jay Lerner Testamentary Trust (ASCAP)
And Frederick Loewe Foundation (NS)
All rights administered by WC Music Corp.

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Accompanist James Bailleu and Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Accompanist James Bailleu and Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Accompanist James Bailleu and Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Accompanist James Bailleu and Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Lise Davidsen. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.