The Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen possesses what many are calling the most important voice to have emerged in decades. What makes it so momentous? Her voice is not just phenomenally huge and penetrating but also extraordinarily beautiful. As did legendary singers of the past, Davidsen effortlessly rolls out wave after wave of sumptuous sound. The vocal antecedent who comes to mind is another Norwegian, Kirsten Flagstad, whose heyday was before anyone alive can remember. Davidsen’s program includes selections from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, plus Scandinavian songs by Sibelius and Grieg. Piano accompaniment by James Baillieu. —Neal Goren
Performing from the royal Oscarshall Palace in Oslo as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert series, the live concert begins at one P.M. E.T. / seven P.M. C.E.T. Tickets can be purchased on the Met’s website and remain available for on-demand viewing for 12 days following the live event.