Singing Actress Between 1994 and 2013, Natalie Dessay was one of the most magnetic artists on the Met stage. Throwing herself wholly into every role she played, the fearless French soprano always saw herself as more than just a singer. By Christopher Browner.
Natalie Dessay - French Opera Arias. Offenbach, Thomas, Boiseldieu and Rossini is a refreshing addition to the standard operatic repertoire. I recommend this album without reservation to all who have not yet become acquainted with this unmatchable virtuoso. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Amazon Customer. 5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20.
Born in Lyon, Natalie Dessay grew up in Bordeaux. She first dreamed of becoming a dancer, but later studied acting and singing at the Bordeaux Conservatoire. She progressed with extraordinary rapidity, completing five years’ worth of study in just one year and graduating with First Prize at the age of twenty.Natalie Dessay conquered the world as the mechanical doll Olympia, while Sumi Jo seduces as Giulietta and Leontina Vaduva wrings the heart as Antonia. Conducting Michael Kaye’s comprehensive edition of the episodic score (left incomplete at Offenbach’s death), Kent Nagano brilliantly fuses the diverse elements of Les Contes d’Hoffmann.Natalie Dessay is a regular collaborator with Michel Legrand and together they have performed all over the world. She is also a committed recital singer, frequently performing French melodies and German Lieder with Laurent Naouri, Maciej Pikulski or Philippe Cassard. In 2015 she revealed new depths of dramatic and rhetorical insight, making her debut as a narrator in performances of Howard.
Dessay is known for her unusual commitment to exploring the theatrical possibilities offered by opera, and she was more than happy to improvise and experiment. She delivered her first aria while.Read More
Natalie Dessay is a regular collaborator with Michel Legrand and together they have performed all over the world. She is also a committed recital singer, frequently performing French melodies and German Lieder with Laurent Naouri, Maciej Pikulski or Philippe Cassard.Read More
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffman Customer reviews. 4.4 out of 5 stars. 4.4 out of 5. 23 customer ratings. 5 star 55% (55%. since she announced her retirement after this performance. Dessay has been an exceptional performer, being gifted with excellent acting skills, as well as an extended and agile coloratura voice. Second, I wanted to see what Laurent Pelly, a director whose work I.Read More
Dessay’s Olympia is a stunning performance and Vaduva, though occasionally stretched on top notes in the demanding role of Antonia, delivers sumptuous tone and vibrant characterisation. Jo provides a sparkling Giulietta and Van Dam excels himself portraying all four villains. Alagna has learned to harness his thrilling tenor sound, observing piano phrases and blending well in ensembles. His.Read More
Coloratura soprano Dessay is noted for brilliant operatic portrayals with strong characterizations; she also sings choral and solo music.Read More
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