The Danish Trio Belcanto was founded in 2006 by soprano Lisa Tjalve, tenor David Danholt and pianist Ulrich Stærk. It was born out of a common interest in the beautiful French and Italian belcanto repertoire, and it offers semi-staged arias and love duets in these genres. The trio´s repertoire also includes famous operetta melodies. Tjalve and Danholt have been described as the perfect opera couple with „golden voices and coquettish playing with the audience“. Trio Belcanto also perform together with one of Denmark´s most famous pianists, Søren Rastogi.
"Opera Hits from beautiful voices. Tjalve and Danholt sang literally with golden voices accentuated by their coquettish playing with the public: a quick movement of the hips by Lisa Tjalve and then tender kisses at the end of the duet. A murmur rippled through the audience. Surely more good things will be heard from such super singers as Lisa Tjalve (soprano) and David Danholt (tenor)".
Holsteiner Kurier 2009