Natalie Dessay



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

She collaborates with Michel Legrand, with whom she has been on tour in Europe, North and South America. More and more interested by the Theatre, she performs in Howard Barker’s monologue Und.

In parallel, she continues her recitalist career. She shares the stage with Laurent Naouri and Maciej Pikulski with a programm dedicated to the French Songs. She gives regularly Recitals with Philippe Cassard, performing German Lieder and French Songs in France and all over the world. Thanks to this collaboration, a CD dedicated to Claude Debussy, “Claire de Lune”, was released in 2013 (Erato). A new CD with Philippe Cassard, “Fiançailles pour rire”, was released in September 2015 (Erato).

This season, she performs the role of Fosca (Sondheim’s Passion) at the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet.

Natalie Dessay is awarded Kammersängerin by the Wiener Staatsoper.

Nearest concerts

December, 2016
8:00 pm
April, 2022
8:00 pm
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