The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (264): O helga

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (264): O helga


norman lebrecht

December 18, 2020

This is a new video of the wonderful young Wagnerian Lise Davidsen singing O Holy Night in her own parish church.

Clich here for sound and picture.


Compare and contrast:



  • NorCalMichael says:

    Call me crazy, but I think she sounds glorious. And what a pretty church that is.

  • Eric says:

    Lise is fine, Jussi unsurpassable. JK should listen to how a properly trained tenor voice should sound.

    • Mvarc says:

      I agree. It was probably unfair of NL to juxtapose these two recordings: has anyone ever got close to Jussi in this piece? I’m close to tears every time I hear it!

  • Göran Andersson says:

    She is one of the best new singers of today. Her Met concert was fabulous.

  • Stefan says:

    Oh Jussi i våra tacksamma hjärtan

  • Thomas Dawkins says:

    There’s something very reminiscent of Birgit Nilsson in the way she hits some of her top notes dead center, no scooping up like so many singers. She’s still quite young but I like her work and can’t wait for her voice to continue to mature; big voices tend to take a little longer!

  • E says:

    Memories and appreciations: Jussi Björling was the first
    grand singer whom I was lucky enough to hear on record
    when I was eight. When I was thirteen, the school choir sang this, in English. The photos here are all beautiful,
    the light and whiteness of the church where Lise Davidsen
    sings, the allbum of northern photos for JB. A little reading
    led to this: the composer is the Frenchman, Adolphe Adam.Thank you for the beautiful post.