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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
1Voici 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
2Nie werd ich deine Huld verkennen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: T S T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze/Pedrillo/Blonde/Osmin
3Ach Belmonte! Ach mein Leben! Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: quartetVoice: T S T SLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze/Pedrillo/Blonde
4Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
5Ah! vieni o dolce dell amor Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mitridate/Aspasia/Sifare
6Gualtier malde.. Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: Voice: T S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
8La je pourrai t'entendre Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
9Quel vague souvenir alourdit Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
10Ah! vorrei trovar parole Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.09-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
11T'amo t'amo ripetilo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
12Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
13Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
14Tutto e sciolto Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
15Libiamo nè lieti calici (Brindisi) Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
16E il sol dell'anima Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
17Or che dici Morgana Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
18C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
19Che m'ami deh ripetimi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
20Io dunque.. Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
21Va je t'ai pardonn? Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
22Signor ne principe Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
23Ah! mon ami! quel accent! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04-5

Type: sceneVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse/Spalanzani/Olympia
24Lisa mendace anch'essa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Teresa/Lisa/Rodolfo/Alessio
25Qua dunque ne veniste Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Bradamante/Morgana
26Non piu nozze Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.23

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T B S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Alessio/Amina/Lisa/Teresa
27D'un pensiero e d'un accento Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.22

Type: quartetVoice: T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Alessio/Teresa/Amina
28Quand une femme est si jolie Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.07-1

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Frédéric/Ellen/Rose/Bentson
29Un momento di contento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
30Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
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