Born in Denmark, Lise Christensen first studied History, Dramaturgy and Music at The University of Copenhagen and subsequently singing at The Royal Danish Academy of Music and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At GSMD she won the Schubert Prize, The Crompton Lieder Award and The Philharmonia Chorus’ Prize. She completed her studies at The National Opera Studio supported by The Friends of Covent Garden, a Jean Dunlop Bursary and the Sybil Tutton Charitable Trust. Lise is also a Concordia Foundation Artist and a Samling Artist.
As a concert soloist, Lise’s performances include Beethoven Choral Symphony with The Philharmonia in the Barbican under Christopher Warren-Green and with The Manchester Camerata in Bridgewater Hall under Douglas Boyd, Verdi Requiem in Truro Cathedral and The Sheldonian, Vaughan Williams A serenade to Music in Queen Elisabeth Hall under John Wilson, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle with The Philharmonia Chorus and Ian Burnside and a recital of Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen in St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Operatic engagements include the roles of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Raymond Gubbay Ltd/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Capital Arts in St Paul’s Covent Garden under Oliver Gooch, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier in Edinburgh with EPOG, Brangäne (cover) in Tristan und Isolde excerpts for The Wagner Society/David Syrus, Third Lady Die Zauberflöte and Rossweisse (cover) Die Walküre for Longborough Festival Opera, Mercedes (cover) Carmen for Raymond Gubbay, Mother in Hansel und Gretel for Iford Arts, Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro for English Touring Opera and (cover) for Scottish Opera, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus for London Lyric Opera/The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and for Scottish Opera, Harpie of War and She, Olivia and Rosanna in Scottish Opera’s FIVE:15, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro (cover) for Welsh National Opera and the title role in Carmen for Mid Wales Opera.
Future plans include Suzuki Madama Butterfly for the Danish National Opera.