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Lise Davidsen (born February 8, 1987 in Stokke) is a Norwegian opera singer. She came to prominence after winning the Operalia competition, and is known as a lyric dramatic soprano.
Lise Davidsen was born in 1987, in Stokke, and began playing guitar and singing when she was fifteen. As she progressed, she focused on singing, and received a bachelor's degree from the Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, Norway, in 2010. During this period she worked with well-known singers such as Bettina Smith and Hilde Haraldsen Sveen, and sang as a mezzo soprano with the Norwegian Soloists Choir.
She then began studying for a Master's degree at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, and her teacher, Susanna Eken, helped her develop her voice as a soprano for opera. In 2014, she performed as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic at a concert of the Royal Danish Music Conservatory. That year, she graduated from the Royal Opera Academy, and was awarded the Léonie Sonning talent prize and the Danish Singers Award. She also received financial support from the Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsen, Karen and Arthur Feldthusens, and Sine Butenschøns Foundations.
During this period, she made her first appearances with the Royal Danish Opera, during the 2012-13 season, as the Dog and Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen. She went on to sing Emilia in Verdi's Otello and Rosalinde in Strauss's Die Fledermaus, and won the Reumert Talentpris.