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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
121Vive amour qui rêve Popularity:

Opera: CherubinComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
122Alla selva al prato Popularity:

Opera: Re Pastore, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisa
123Oh! se una volta sola Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
124Il faut partir Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marie
125Nie 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
126Ama sospira Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
127Bel piacere Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Almirena
128Ah! des Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
129Je suis encore tout étourdie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
130Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
131Conduisez moi vers celui que j'adore Popularity:

Opera: Robinson CrusoéComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
132Doute de la lumiere Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles:
133Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
134A ce mot tout s'anime Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
135Oh! qual pallor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
136Un momento di contento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
137Perdona o mia diletta Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino/Notary
138Vedi o madre Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
139Tutto e gioia tutto e festa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lisa
140Che sento? Oh Dio! Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
141Pallid ombre Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aspasia
142Voi che mie fide ancelle Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

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

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare
143N'est ce plus ma main que cette main presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
144Viva viva Amina Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01-1

Type: choirVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
145T'amo t'amo ripetilo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
146Che m'ami deh ripetimi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
147S'avanza Enrico Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo/Enrico/Lucia
148Ce bruit de l'or Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
149Elvino! e me tu lasci Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
150Ecco il tuo sposo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Lucia
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