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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
1Grossmachtige Prinzessin Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zerbinetta
2Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
3Tiger wetze nur die Klauen Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
4Oh! qual pallor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
5Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
6Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
7Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
8Ah! fors e lui che l'anima Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
9E strano! e strano! Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
10Addio del passato Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
11Sempre libera Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
12Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
13Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
14Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
15O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
16Der hölle Rache Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
17Sein wir wieder gut Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: The composer
18Contezza del paese Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Mz S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Teresa/Lisa/Elvino/Rodolfo
19Sull aria Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
20Che soave zeffiretto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
21Voici 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
22Non si ceda al campidoglio Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19

Type: quintetVoice: S S Mz S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare/Aspasia/Farnace/Ismene/Arbate
23Che diro che ascoltai Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare/Aspasia
24Se a me s'unisce Arbate Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare/Aspasia
25Che fai Regina Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare/Aspasia
26Qual tumulto nell alma Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare
27Soffre il mio cor Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare
28Se il rigor d'ingrata sorte Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sifare
29Svegliatevi nel core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
30La cerco in vano Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
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