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World Premiere: LISE (12A) + ScreenTalk with Lise Davidsen and Huw Humphreys

Part of Lise Davidsen Artist Spotlight

Actor in crumbling chalk white face paint

LISE is a cinematic opera encounter – a hybrid between recorded concert and film – with soprano Lise Davidsen, the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner.

Viewers get to experience Lise Davidsen in the roles of three strong women from Richard Strauss’ operas: the Marschallin (from Der Rosenkavalier), Arabella and Ariadne, all created by the composer who is particularly famed for his writing for the soprano voice.

The three women are at different stages of life, but all reflect on who they are, where they are going, and what they have become: ‘This I still must find: the young woman that I was’ says the mature Marschallin, while the young Arabella wonders what or who she is really longing for and Ariadne longs to lose herself in order to find what has been lost.

The screening is preceded by a conversation between Davidsen and Huw Humphreys, Barbican Head of Music.

Norway 2021 Dir Eivind Holmboe 40 min

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