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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
61Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
62Che soave zeffiretto Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
63Qual cor tradisti Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.16

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
64Pale et blonde Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Ophélie
65Elle a fui, la tourterelle Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Antonia
66Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
67Welche Wonne welche Lust Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde
68Pura siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
69Come per me sereno Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
70A vos jeux mes amis Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
71E pur cosi in un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
72Svegliatevi nel core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
73Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
74Sein wir wieder gut Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: The composer
75Je suis Titania la blonde Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Philine
76Quando rapito in estasi Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
77Tiger wetze nur die Klauen Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
78Amour ranime mon courage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
79Al destin che la minaccia Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aspasia
80Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
81Care compagne e voi Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
82Nel grave tormento Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aspasia
83Sovra il sen la man mi posa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
84Il m'a semblé Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: S BLanguage: French

Roles:
85Nella pace del mesto riposo Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria
86Solitudini amiche Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
87Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
88En proie a la tristesse Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: Mz S TLanguage: French

Roles: Isolier/Adèle/Count Ory
89Grossmachtige Prinzessin Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zerbinetta
90Dal tuo gentil sembiante Popularity:

Opera: Ascanio in AlbaComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fauno
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