Lise Davidsen: I had Covid, badlymain
The Norwegian soprano, now one of the most sought-after Wagner voices, has told a Washington audience that she was struck down in London by Covid, but emerged strengthened in her musical determination.
…In the midst of singing Leonore in Fidelio at the Royal Opera last March, Davidsen took ill, battling debilitating fatigue and losing her sense of smell and taste. An antibody test has since confirmed that the infection was due to Covid 19.
Confiding these details in brief comments between song sets, Davidsen made clear that the long year of lockdown has affirmed her musical vocation. The symptoms she experienced last year made her doubt her ability to endure, but the silence of sheltering at home confirmed that music was the thing that mattered most. Happily the coronavirus seems to have inflicted no lasting damage to her voice….
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