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"The sensation was the Ariadne of Lise Davidsen" Glyndebourne 2017

The curtain has now gone up on Festival 2017’s revival of Ariadne auf Naxos

Watch the opening night audience's thoughts on the production:

Here's what the critics said:

‘The sensation was the Ariadne of Lise Davidsen. The young Norwegian soprano’s voice, silken at the top, rich with deep mezzo colours, pours forth flawlessly as if in one clear, stupendous breath. It’s one of the greatest voices I have heard.’– The Observer

‘It will surely go down as one of those “I was there” moments. The Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen is still only 30… her voice — impeccably rounded in tone with ringing top notes and a startlingly vibrant lower register — triggered full-body shivers… you may banish me to Naxos if she doesn’t become the most wanted Wagnerian soprano of her generation.’– The Times

‘Lise Davidsen surpasses all expectations amid a splendid cast… meticulously realised to Glyndebourne’s highest standards.’– The Daily Telegraph

‘Ingenious staging mixes comedy with the mythic.’– The Evening Standard

"an astonishing talent confirmed" -The FT

Watch Lise Davidsen perform the heartbreaking aria ‘Es gibt ein Reich’ from Ariadne auf Naxos: One to watch, a star of the future!

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