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Natalie Dessay

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1965

About Natalie Dessay:

Natalie Dessay (French: ; born 19 April 1965) is a French singer and actress who had a highly acclaimed career as a operatic coloratura soprano before leaving the opera stage on 15 October 2013. She received wide acclaim in roles such as Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann, the title role in Lakmé, Ophélie in Halmet and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. In her later career, she took on roles in the romantic bel canto repertoire and performed Baroque music by composers such as Handel and Bach. She became an Austrian Kammersängerin in 2010 and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2011. After her operatic retirement, she pursues a career involving concert and theatre. In concert, she performs other genres such as jazz and chanson as well as classical.

She was born as Nathalie Dessaix in Lyon. She dropped the silent "h" in her first name in honor of Natalie Wood when she was in grade school and subsequently simplified the spelling of her surname. In her youth, Dessay had intended to be a ballet dancer and then an actress. She discovered her talent for singing while taking acting classes and shifted her focus to music. Dessay was encouraged to study voice at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and gained experience as a chorister in Toulouse. At the competition Les Voix Nouvelles, run by France Télécom, she was awarded second prize followed by a year's study at Paris Opera's Ecole d'Art Lyrique, where she sang Elisa in Mozart's Il re pastore. She entered the International Mozart Competition at the Vienna State Opera, winning first prize.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zeffiretti lusinghieri Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
2Welche Wonne welche Lust Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde
3Voici les valseurs! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.07

Type: finale/scene/ensembleVoice: T T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann/Olympia/Nicklausse
4Voi che mie fide ancelle Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA/Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare
5Vo' far guerra Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Armida
6Vive amour qui rêve Popularity:

Opera: CherubinComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
7Viva viva Amina Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01-1

Type: choirVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Viva il Conte! Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04-1

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
9Vien diletto e in ciel la luna Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
10Vedi o madre Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
11Va tacito e nascosto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
12Va je t'ai pardonn? Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
13V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
14Una voce poco fa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
15Una parola o Adina Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
16Un momento di contento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
17Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
18Tutto puo donna vezzosa Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
19Tutto e sciolto Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
20Tutto e gioia tutto e festa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lisa
21Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
22Tu la mia stella sei Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
23Traurigkeit ward mir zum Lose Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Konstanze
24Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
25Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
26Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
27Toccata Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
28Tiger wetze nur die Klauen Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
29T'amo t'amo ripetilo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
30Svegliatevi nel core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
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