Lise has last word on the BBC Proms

Lise has last word on the BBC Proms


norman lebrecht

April 26, 2022

Lise Davidsen is singing the Last Night.

And she won’t indulge in pops and gimmicks. The arias hare hardcore Wagner, Mascagni and Verdi.

The conductor is Dalia Stasevska.

photo: Ray Burmiston


  • Gustavo says:

    The music of Wagner, Mascagni and Verdi is full of pops and gimmicks.

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    Very good choice. I like very much this artist.

  • Veit Pogner says:

    Pretty lousy season otherwise.

    • Rob Keeley says:

      Unless you like Shostakovich and composers being shoe-horned into the Proms for reasons other than musical merit

    • Thomas M. says:

      Pity you don’t enjoy variety of repertoire. Go listen to Bruckner all day, every day. 😉

  • Maria says:

    Wonderful. Let’s hope the conductor can cope with the Prommers’ culture!

  • Miko says:

    Never mind props and gimmicks, nor the pomp and circumstance:
    The Royal Albert Hall will be awash once more with hundreds of EU flags as usual.
    See EU there!

  • Gary Freer says:

    The Last Night is pretty tedious as it is, don’t make it any worse.

  • Rob Keeley says:

    Fabulous singer. I remember her performing newly-composed songs at Tanglewood back in 1988, where she was a student of Phyllis Curtin. So good to see her at the Last Night.