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058 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FOU N DAT I ON S FOU N DAT ION S 059 Bror Magnus Tødenes ​Lise Davidsen soprano Helmut Deutsch piano JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957) Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36, nr. 4 B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 with Håvard Gimse Våren flyktar hastigt, Op. 13, nr. 4 Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte, Op. 37, nr. 5 Var det en dröm, Op. 37, nr. 4 Svarta Rosor, Op. 36, nr. 1 GUSTAV MAHLER (1860–1911) Four songs from Des Knaben wunderhorn Rückert Lieder RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949) 4 Lieder, Op. 27. m H Å KON SH A L L E N DAT E / T IME Supported by the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute Sponsored by DNV GL Monday 30 May AT 1 9: 3 0 DU RAT ION 1:30 including interval OT H E R Introduction in Danish by Henrik Engelbrecht at 18:55 T IC K E T Standard: 390 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount Lise Davidsen m H Å KO N S H A L L E N DAT E/ T I M E Sunday 29 May at 19:30 with Helmut Deutsch D U RAT IO N 1:30 including interval OT H ER Introduction in Danish by Henrik Engelbrecht at 18:55​ T IC KET Standard: 390 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount Norway’s new operatic star in an intimate programme with songs by Sibelius, Mahler and Strauss. Lise Davidsen is currently at the top of the list of great talents on the international opera scene. In 2015 she was a prizewinner in three major competitions: Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 058 in London, the Belvedere-competition in Amsterdam and the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. According to the jury of the Queen Sonja Competition, ‘her warm and velvety coloratura, combined with technical proficiency and refined artistic expression, makes her unique in the new generation of singers.’ At this concert she sings works by Sibelius, Grieg, Mahler and Strauss, providing the perfect challenge for a soprano with such a rich palette of colours to choose from, varying from the most delicate nuances to the greatest of emotional outbursts. At the piano is the Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch, the accompanist of preference for many world-renowned singers, including Jonas Kaufmann, Matthias Goerne, Bo Skovhus and Diana Damrau. #FE STSPILLEN E16 Prize-winning young singer Bror Magnus Tødenes performs Grieg and Schumann with pianist Håvard Gimse. This 22-year old tenor from Eiksund south of Ålesund in Norway has despite his comparative youth developed an extensive, varied operatic and lieder repertoire. In September 2015 he took first prize in the opera section of the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition. He also received the Audience Prize, which includes a one-year contract with the Vienna State Opera. ‘Bror Magnus Tødenes’s performance has a strength, a presence, a stage backbone and a voice that are quite exceptional,’ was the response of the critic in Stavanger Aftenblad to his role as Uria in Stå H