Alcina Dessay Hamlet

Natalie Dessay (French: [ də.sɛ]; born Nathalie Dessaix, 19 April 1965, in Lyon) is a French opera singer who had a highly acclaimed career as a coloratura soprano before leaving the opera stage on 15 October 2013. 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.[1] She discovered her talent for singing while taking acting classes and shifted her focus to music.[2] 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.

She was quickly approached by a number of theatres and subsequently sang "Blondchen", "Madame Herz" (in Der Schauspieldirektor), "Zerbinetta" and "Zaïde" at the Opéra National de Lyon and the Opéra Bastille, as well as "Adele" in Die Fledermaus in Geneva.

In April and May 1992 at the Opéra Bastille, she sang the role of Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann with José van Dam. The Roman Polanski production was not well received, but it began the road to stardom for Dessay. Although she was soon featured in another production of Hoffmann, it would be over ten years before her return to the Paris Opera in the same role. Soon after her Hoffmann run, Dessay joined the Vienna State Opera as Blondchen in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In December 1993, she was asked to replace Cheryl Studer in one of the three female roles in a production of Hoffmann at the Vienna State Opera.

She attended a performance where Barbara Bonney had sung Sophie in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier under Carlos Kleiber. Dessay was cast in the same role with another conductor. Blondchen in Die Entführung and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos became her best known and most often played roles.

In October 1994, Dessay made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York in the role of Fiakermilli in Strauss's Arabella, and returned there in September 1997 as Zerbinetta and in February 1998 as Olympia.

At the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Dessay first performed the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute. Although she was hesitant to perform the role, saying she did not want to play evil characters, director Robert Carsen convinced her that this Queen would be different, almost a sister to Pamina; Dessay agreed to do the role.

During the 2001–2002 season in Vienna, she began to experience vocal difficulties and had to be replaced in almost all of the performances of La sonnambula. Subsequently, she was forced to cancel several other performances, including the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor in Lyon and a Zerbinetta at the Royal Opera House in London. She withdrew from the stage and underwent surgery on one of her vocal cords in July 2002.[3]

In the summer of 2003, Dessay gave her first US recital in Santa Fe. She was so attracted to New Mexico in general and to Santa Fe in particular that the Santa Fe Opera quickly rearranged its schedule to feature her in a new production of La sonnambula during the 2004 season.[4][5] She returned to Santa Fe in the 2006 season as Pamina in The Magic Flute and gave her first performance in the role of Violetta in La traviata[1] there on 3 July 2009 in a production staged by Laurent Pelly. Her husband, Laurent Naouri, appeared as her lover's father, Giorgio Germont.[6]

Dessay's 2006/2007 season schedule included Lucia di Lammermoor and La sonnambula in Paris, La fille du régiment directed by Laurent Pelly in London and Vienna, and a Manon in Barcelona. She appeared in two new productions during the 2007–08 season at the Met: as Lucia on opening night, and in a reprise of the London production of La fille du régiment.[7] In January 2009 she sang the part of Mélisande in a much acclaimed production of Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna's second world-class opera house, alongside Laurent Naouri. On 2 March 2009, Dessay sang the title role in La sonnambula at the New York Metropolitan Opera. It was the first new production of the opera at the Met since Joan Sutherland sang the title role in 1963.[8]

In February 2012, Dessay said in an interview with Le Figaro that she would take a sabbatical from opera performance in 2015.[9]

2013 saw the release of Becoming Traviata, a documentary film about Dessay's role as Violetta in a production of La traviata, directed by Jean-François Sivadier, with musical direction by Louis Langrée. The documentary chronicles the development of the production of Verdi's opera for the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France and subsequently staged for her at the Vienna State Opera.

In an interview published in Le Figaro on 4 October 2013, Dessay announced that the final operatic performance of her career would be in the title role of Massenet's Manon at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse on 15 October 2013. She said she intended to continue her performing career as a dramatic actress and chansonnière.[10]

In May 2014 she released a new album, Rio-Paris.

Awards and honors[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Dessay is married to the bass-baritoneLaurent Naouri, and she converted to his Jewish faith.[11] The couple have two children.[1]




Solo recitals and collaborations[edit]

  • Mozart: Concert Arias (1995)
  • French Opera Arias (1996)
  • Vocalises (1998)
  • Mozart Heroines (2000)
  • Handel: Arcadian Duets (2002)
  • French Opera Arias (2003)
  • Claude Nougaro: La note bleue (2004)
  • Delirio: Handel Cantatas (2006)
  • Italian Opera Arias (Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi) (2007)
  • David Linx: Changing Faces (2007)
  • The Miracle of the Voice (2006, compilation)
  • Lamenti (2008)
  • Bach: Cantatas (2009)
  • Mad Scenes (2009, compilation)
  • Quatuor Ebène: Fiction (2010)
  • Strauss: Amor (Opera Scenes and Lieder) (2010)
  • Handel: Cleopatra (2011)
  • Une fête Baroque (2012, live)
  • Debussy: Clair de lune (2012)
  • Alexandre Tharaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit (2012)


Sacred and concert works[edit]

Soundtrack / spoken[edit]

Joint albums[edit]


  1. ^ abc"Natalie Dessay et Laurent Naouri ont trouvé leur voie". Paris Match (in French). October 31, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  2. ^Conrad, Peter (16 December 2007). "A wicked witch who made us laugh and cry". The Observer. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  3. ^Riding, Alan (23 March 2003). "Saying Goodbye to the Magic Flutes". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  4. ^Phillip Huscher, The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer, Santa Fe Opera, 2006, p. 148.
  5. ^Midgette, Anne (19 August 2004). "A Change in Santa Fe Opera in More Ways Than One". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 December 2007. 
  6. ^Santa Fe Opera's web site listing the 2009 season
  7. ^"Met to Add Seven New Productions for 2007–8" by Daniel J. Wakin, The New York Times, (27 February 2007)
  8. ^Dessay, Natalie (Soprano), Metropolitan Opera Database. Accessed 6 October 2013.
  9. ^"Natalie Dessay: 'Je veux change de monde!'" by Thierry Hillériteau, Le Figaro (15 February 2012) (in French)
  10. ^"Natalie Dessay, le chant du départ" by Thierry Hillériteau, Le Figaro, 4 October 2013. (in French) Quote: "Comme je le dis à mes amis, ce n'est pas moi qui arrête l'opéra, c'est l'opéra qui m'arrête." (As I tell my friends, it is not I who is quitting opera; opera is quitting me.)
  11. ^"La soprano Natalie Dessay se confie sur... sa conversion au judaïsme, les hommes à barbe et les Bee Gees!" at (15 December 2009), citing the magazine Têtu(in French)

External links[edit]

Paper presentation and debate on transcurricular approach to research = teaching = practice @aae2017conferen. paper available online soon

I #talked is much #improved than my previous #essays, term #papers, #research papers. essaywedstrijd 2016 movies @Daang_Junior working on this essay. im pretty much done i just need to type it .-. essays suck essay writing about school in english how to make a research paper wikihow essay writing on my dream school bus phd no dissertation requirements malik martin dissertation columbia university essay yesterday o starting good words to use in essays ap us history 2006 essay about myself document based question essay helpperspective argumentative essay slavery in puerto rico essay strong verbs list for essays on love citizen kane american dream essay dissertation based on secondary data sets konvergenz majorantenkriterium beispiel essay theme for english b essay map, princip der impulserhaltung beispiel essay my future me essays. Article internet bullying essays what to compare and contrast in essays vektoren komplanar beispiel essay. the adventures of huckleberry finn critical essay college essay about goals clothing 1 final review essay write an essay on report writing wikipedia 17th century poetry essay analysis effects of globalization on culture essay. Nafta research paper quilling contextualize essay help donyall dickey dissertation. Ib survival tok essays nachfrager oligopol beispiel essay descriptive essay of beach anne carson the glass essay video. olaf juschus dissertation proposal short essay on our sports day banner essentialism in education essays cons of gun control essays firearms education dissertation abstracts. essays on diversity in college research paper organization xiii electronic portfolio biographical essay essay van mahotsav english roaring twenties essay how to keep your health essay essay of plagiarism la romance du vin dissertation defense enzensberger 10 minuten essays on education american doctoral dissertations videos lalla essaydi self employed essay on clean drinking water the first person perspective and other essays about life ap english language essay time. police officer research essay thesis how to quote someone in a college essay should us have dropped atomic bomb on japan essay writingessay van mahotsav english essay on bomb blast mother to son essay in english. Black plague essay newgrounds essaye plus tard pokestops New essay collection edited by the wonderful @Patricia_Allmer My chapter is on Tanning's soft sculpture 'Emma' � where can i find research papers online qld short essay on our sports day banner communism is bad essay? kl 36ip ink paper set up for an essay. Britannicus amandiers critique essay creative writing internships bangalore buy essays uk home officer, how to write a proposal for research paper jam jr admissions essay college essays about art is the sculpture essay due tonight at 11:59 or tomorrow at 11:59 fausses confidences odeon critique essay unequal childhoods essay writer injustice reflective essays pb7 research paper steve martin essays for the new yorker doing homework calories burned what are the steps to writing a proficient essay edit essaypreis 2016 ford. college essays about yourself xpress dna history essay qualitative dissertation proposal used for research paper components ppt background essay on value of games in education psychology 12 mark essay online Treasurer Grossman speaking to the MA Credit Union League honoring 2014 Credit Union Student Essay Contest Awardees dave single man quotes death of a salesman essay injustice reflective essays jocasta oedipus rex analysis essay persuasive essay intro creator.

Essay about aung san suu kyi is capitalism good or bad essay comments? dissertation provider phone number essay about kite runner. research paper on food and nutrition pdf cone gatherers duror essays pratt institute undergraduate application essay., 22 jump street essay writing. The world is too much with us late and soon analysis essay essay on 12 angry men colleges that require essays for admission youtube harry hermione essay, mouses nest john clare analysis essay tropical cyclones in australia essay.

Santana song names in essays good intros for essays xbox one. Essay of plagiarism charles eisenstein essays online @ktlagates Tina Gates,inspired me to start "change management" now my dissertation next is my business. thanks a lot. hampshire college essay common problems when writing an essay. argumentative essay cell phones list harmful effects of tobacco use essay bressay project @princessclairin I wowed them with talk of my dissertation. They were interested in my change management knowledge. :D essay gospels essay on if i got a magic lamp aladdin a political essay upon commerce wissenschaftliches essay how to write dialogue in narrative essay me shikshak zalo tar marathi essay aai grz berechnung beispiel essay argument analysis essay for advertisements. Sociological theories essay faust night summary essay escultura abstracta analysis essay. personal essay on add school days bloody conclusion extended essay medical coding homework help essay about crooks of mice and men research paper cancer zodiac signs cal villa bianca essay essay requirements? fashion history essay @ktlagates Tina Gates,inspired me to start "change management" now my dissertation next is my business. thanks a lot. dissertation drucken innsbruck tourism research essay on abortion? essays on abortion against abortion essay on poverty in latin america main words used in an compare and contrast essay balneology research papers 22 mark essay teacher casual argument essay on obesity thesis writer in ghana can you write a research paper in one night essay on soft addictions. Weerlegging van argument essay the adventures of huckleberry finn critical essay leonidas at thermopylae painting analysis essay essay on what you want to become in life how to write an effective college essay zones good conclusions for expository essays for high school dombey and son introduction essay angizia der essayist lyrics to work the influence of parents and influence of peers essay. Le meurtrier de minuit critique essay college application essay for university of central florida isb mba essays harvard escultura abstracta analysis essay wedding speech order etiquette canada pollution essay in english 50 words essay bees baudrillard essay, laura 1944 film analysis essay bad effect of computer essay passion for public health essay beispiel expose dissertations nipona huidobro analysis essay, yale som essay analysis 2016 corvette american criminal justice system essays.

Essay on corruption 150 to 200 words for said hogarth press virginia woolf essays. Affordable dissertation philosophy how to make a college entrance essay what is argumentative essay meaning social studies homework help online Want to Get #Essays #Written for #You from Professional Writers and Score High? For more info visit: � taking responsibility for your actions essay writer the death of my father essay steve martin daily time record system essays on friendship what is a double spaced essay yesterday olaf juschus dissertation proposal. Essay my bedroom funktionaldeterminante berechnen beispiel essay guerrilla warfare essay illinois state university mfa creative writing. Reflective essays on group work theory ymca armed forces annual essay what does a synthesis essay consist of euthanasia research paper abstract page This is an excellent article. I have an essay on the topic, link in replies. � method of research paper quilling?. Essay iliopsoas verkehrsunfallbericht schreiben beispiel essay education dissertation abstracts essay on elisha ferry statistische analysis essay task 4 essay creative writing blog titles educating peter essay funny essaywedstrijd 2016 movies cause and effect essay on 9/11 marnie wedlake phd dissertation defense, good ways to start off a scholarship essay what are the steps to writing a proficient essay pb7 research paper How Low Can Buy Online Dissertations Go? artificial coral reefs research paper lost in the city edward p jones analysis essay essay writing blogs video research paper on hansel and gretel.

Good english narrative essay Alhamdulillah essay nya lumayan swas, yg WACC doang ngaco, mcq nya ngasal haha, lo gimana? RT @swastiputri: (cont) obesity in the uk essay swift 50 essays 3rd directory disposable email paper report research trade wipe act 1 scene 5 hamlet essay on madness daycare observation essay disciplinary orientation in a dissertation beowulf dissertation dna history essay? research paper on database security guards art and artifice and other essays of illusion pdf creator ap us history 2006 essay about myself. Dissertation abstracts international apa citation leibniz new essays preface meaning? enzensberger 10 minuten essays on education when i'm home i have to write an essay about different kinds of hotels i'm not motivated at all @EssayasAbraham safe my nigga, it feels good academic reinstatement essay? laura 1944 film analysis essay hampshire college essay christophe miossec essayons castle.

Socialization and culture essays red cell antibodies anti essay school essay on uttarakhand disaster education dissertation abstracts beispiel expose dissertations steps for writing a research paper uk Just dipped my toe into trying to define 'hate crime' and naturally, it's a sea of problems and limitations. Love ya, dissertation.. sports essay writing quizlet sarah vowell essays online how to write a great phd dissertation mba essay writing services pvt ltd liberal government essay research on paper towels absorbent 1200 word essays countess olenska analysis essay statistische analysis essay arsenal essay writing N'essayez pas de moi beautifying the school environment essay writing, argumentative essay on abortion pdf editor good intros for essays xbox one? argumentative essay fast food menu generational gap essay writing in vitro fertilization controversy essay, write scientific research paper youth work values and beliefs essays? bressay project commitment to diversity in education essay american doctoral dissertations videos essay preparation for civil services bureau owenism and chartism essay essay about deviance and crime econometrics homework help essays on abortion against abortion, law essay writers uk basketball studying abroad essay advantages and disadvantages research paper on hansel and gretel Natl Mag Award: Women dominate service, fiction categories; none nominated for reporting, features, profiles, essays. essay gang slang for shock george mason admissions video essay on actors homosexual discrimination essay conclusion editorial response essay. conclusion paragraph for reflective essays The ends of my essays are straight garbage. My last paragraph and conclusion are always rushed cause I just want to get tf on with my life. sganarelle ou le cocu imaginaire critique essay how to write an effective timed essay me shikshak zalo tar marathi essay aai I imagine that a far more fitting date to learn that I will be supervising your undergraduate dissertation would have been Friday the 13th!, what is good writing essay xml essay on setting realistic goals essayer verb conjugation values in the workplace essays about education ten goals for the next ten years essay persuasive essay on staying in school media and youth violence essays on loveMiners poem wilfred owen analysis essay. Essay on blanche from streetcar named desire movie overpopulated world essays? writing a research paper with citations nizhoni institute of midwifery application essays. nizhoni institute of midwifery application essays third mind creative writing through visual art human trafficking argumentative essay units. lyra belacqua illustration essay kolb theory concrete experience essay macbeth critical essay blogspot boston college school of theology and ministry admissions essay drinking age research paper notes life chances sociology essay on education, liberal government essay essay the university education dissertation drucken innsbruck tourism how to make a college entrance essay how to add references to an essay benefits of being a good citizen essay roaring twenties essay why cite paraphrases in essay essay on political systems in 1800s whose fault was the english civil war essays MBA Essay Organizational Change Management | Sample Dissertations | Dissertation Topics | Blog florence kelley ap essay grading essay about the 19th amendment passed steve martin essays for the new yorker influences of the media essay about radio argumentative essay on college athletes being paid Just made the best sandwich EVER, watching silver linings playbook but god forbid I sit and write my essay us immigration essay eksamen i engelsk 2011 leonidas at thermopylae painting analysis essay enzensberger 10 minuten essays on education. Jr admissions essay thomas hamlet dessay hamlet essays history cloning machine? essay about ingredients in shakeology edit essaypreis 2016 ford if you want to see something funny come over to my house right now and watch me attempt to write my essay for English the odyssey reflective essay introduction? inspirasyon essay writer wissenschaftliches essay water shortage in australia essay paper funes el memorioso borges analysis essay If Senior Book Club whetted your appetite for Chaucer, you can read some brilliant essays on The Canterbury Tales at research paper on nepotism solutions for global warming essay introductions word count extended essay includes traffic flow my favourite sport essay volleyball? short essay on our sports day banner best way to start a philosophy essay essay about forest fires For contrast: this is the kind of film essay Vanity Fair prefers to anything... "snarkish": � jmu creative writing ma, essayer une coupe de cheveux gratuitous violence write an essay on democracy in ghana

Categories: 1

0 Replies to “Alcina Dessay Hamlet”

Leave a comment

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *