Biography and career[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Debbie Joy Voigt  was born into a religious Southern Baptist family in and raised in Wheeling, Illinoisjust outside Chicago.
In her youth, Dessay had intended to be a ballet dancer, and then an actress. She discovered her talent for singing whilst taking acting classes, and shifted her artistic focus to music. Dessay is a lyric coloratura soprano.
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 Paris Opera in the same role.
She was then asked to replace Cheryl Studer in all three female roles in a German production of Hoffmann. However, he died before the project came to fruition. The Staatsoper approached Dessay with two operas: Dessay declined the latter. Dessay agreed to do the role, claiming it would be a one-time series of performances.
There followed a years-long series of "final" performances of the Queen of the Night. During the season in Vienna, Natalie Dessay 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 a French version of Lucia 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 In Februaryshe returned to live performances in a Paris concert.
Natalie Dessay (soprano) & Philippe Cassard (piano), Thomas Savy (clarinet) This inspired collection of songs could serve as a useful introduction to newcomers to this repertoire and Philippe Cassard’s tender, balanced touch is a delight — BBC Music Magazine, October , More. Natalie Dessay's Fiançailles Pour Rire out now! A compendium of French lovesongs The French soprano's latest album delves deep into "steamy poems" set to music by Poulenc, Fauré and Duparc. Deborah Voigt (born August 4, ) is an American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss.
In Marchshe sang the role of Zerbinetta at the Metropolitan Opera, a performance which has been filmed. She was so attracted to New Mexico in general and to Santa Fe, New Mexico in particular that, when she was invited to return the following season, general director Richard Gaddes re-arranged the summer festival program and presented La Sonnambula instead of an already-scheduled opera.
Her most recent performances over the summer season in Santa Fe have been in the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute.
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Another setback caused additional cancellations and further surgery, but by mid she was back on stage. However, this has resulted in some re-thinking of her roles, abandoning some and taking up new ones.
She opened the season at the Met as Lucia and is also scheduled to repeat the La fille du regiment that season. Mozart ; Lakme Delibes ; Mitridate W. Natalie Dessay is married to the baritone Laurent Naouri.Natalie Dessay's Fiançailles Pour Rire out now!
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Dessay is a lyric coloratura soprano. Natalie Dessay 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 Opera Bastille, as well as Adele in Die Fledermaus in Geneva.
The charismatic French soprano Natalie Dessay is one of the most exciting opera singers on the stage today, equally celebrated for both her incandescent singing and her superb acting. French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay was born Nathalie Dessaix in Lyon in She simplified her name in homage to Natalie Wood.
Dessay emerged on the international scene in the s. Dec 16, · La soprano Natalie Dessay et le compositeur Michel Legrand sont de nouveau réunis sur un album, "Between yesterday and tomorrow".
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