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Biography

 

Since the beginning of her career, Natalie Dessay sings on the most important international stages. She performed work by Mozart (Blondchen, Königin der Nacht, Pamina) and Strauss (Fiakermilli, Zerbinetta, Sophie…). During her career, she has been regularly invited by the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, la Scala in Milan, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Royal Opera House in London and obviously the Paris National Opera.

Natalie Dessay is also a great performer of the French repertoire: Ophélie, Minka, Lakmé, Olympia, Juliette, Manon. She has a huge success in the bel canto repertoire too, in La Sonnambula and particularly in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role she has sung at the Chicago Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris National Opera, and she has recorded under Valery Gergiev’s baton. She has also played Marie (La Fille du Régiment), directed by Laurent Pelly which was performed at the Covent Garden Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris National Opera.

She has sung Violetta (La Traviata) in Tokyo, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, always with a huge success.

She has performed again Marie (La Fille du Régiment) at the Paris National Opera, and the title-role of Manon Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole.

After meeting Emmanuelle Haïm, Natalie Dessay begins to interpret, among other, the works of Haendel. She performed the part of Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at the Paris National Opera.

She collaborates with Michel Legrand, with whom she has been on tour in Europe and South America and has recorded 2 CDs : « Entre elle et lui » (Erato) and « Between yesterday and tomorrow » (Sony). With Philippe Cassard, her pianist in recital, she has performed since 2012 about 60 concerts on the most prestigious stages: Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Barbican in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Musikverein in Wien, Tchaïkovski Hall in Moscow, Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, next year at the Wiener Staatsoper… Thanks to this collaboration, 3 Cds has been released : « Debussy » (Erato), « Fiançailles pour rire » (Erato) et « Schubert » (Sony).

Natalie Dessay is awarded Kammersängerin by the Wiener Staatsoper.

For some years, Natalie Dessay has also appeared at the Theater. She made her debut, with great acclaim, in Und, Howard Baker’s monologue at the Théâtre Olympia in Tours, and then in many French cities as well as Théâtre des Abbesses and Dejazet in Paris. She was in July 2018 at the Festival d’Avignon and she performs Stefan Zweig’s La Légende d’une vie at the Théâtre Montparnasse.

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