Natalie dessay, a rising star, rejects the idea of a twittering and insipid lakmé young in voice but mature in concept, she puts considerable effort into making the little priestess into a flesh and blood figure. I respect that natalie dessay recognizes her limitations and knows when it's time to move on i heard her in san francisco as lucia and was very disappointed in her voice, especially since i grew up hearing the incomparable joan sutherland in that role on disc. Natalie dessay 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.
Find a natalie dessay - the miracle of the voice first pressing or reissue complete your natalie dessay collection shop vinyl and cds. Her voice is still big and she demonstrates here her qualities of a great performer -- who gives her all to make the role look and sound credible, both in moments of joy and those of despair to me, after her riveting interpretations of straussian and mozartian roles, this must be the best from dessay so far. Natalie dessay, further exploring musical territories beyond opera and classical song, visits rio de janeiro, the city that will host the 2014 world cup and the 2016 olympic games she is joined by guitarist liat cohen and two actress-singers, agnès jaoui and helena noguerra, in this encounter.
It is obvious that natalie dessay´s voice has lost much of it´s glow at the end-90´s with a drier sound this development is already audible in the excerpts from the 1996 olympia (vienna state opera) and continues with the 2000 orange olympia, 2001 salzburg zerbinetta, 2002 lyon-lucie, 2003 barcelona hamlet and paris zerbinetta 2004. Natalie dessay's the miracle of the voice is a welcome addition to the recording oeuvre she covers much territory in this 2 cd work--from offenbach to donizetti to gounod to delibes to massenet to stravinsky and bernstein (candide. Natalie dessay exits opera stage with a bitter vibe the examiner reports on the french soprano's plans to retire she sounds in the article a bit put off by what has been an auspicious career. Dessay, who describes herself as a singing actress, has become one of the opera world's top artists her lithe, richly colored soprano has garnered raves in a variety of roles, including.
At the weekend she gave a recital there that received largely favorable notices, including one in the telegraph that said: dessay's sublime voice has found its way to our hearts. Even if your voice holds up, you seem increasingly silly playing zerbinetta as a 50- or 60-year-old — especially if, like ms dessay, you place more than the usual operatic emphasis on your. The best classical music reviews, news, playlists, features and blogs from the world's leading classical music magazine.
Natalie dessay at the vienna state opera, 1993 with english subs something like: the lark rises into the blue, the mellow wind mildly blowing his lovely mild breath revives and kisses the field. Maria callas is dessay's heroine, but also a cautionary instance of what happens when a light, fragile voice is asked to do more visceral work she intends to console herself by singing musetta in. Ms dessay has a very light lyric coloratura voice, but some very satisfying roles (either personally or financially) are in slightly heavier reps constanze is more suited for a heavier dramatic coloratura voice and while dessay's version is lovely, it sounds like she's really pushing here and singing at her absolute limits. Natalie dessay has an instinctive understanding of debussy's idiom and a combination of passion and delicacy that makes her an ideal interpreter of the composer's distinctive vocal style in this recording, made in 2011, dessay's voice doesn't always convey the supple ease floating above the staff that characterized her work around the turn of.
A lyric coloratura soprano is foremost a coloratura soprano which means that her range extends to the sixth octave where here voice resonates bright and clear another representative characteristic is her flexibility and agility singing cadenzas and rapid successions of notes with ease. Dessay's métier is the florid soprano territory of the mad lucia or the somnambular amina, and some of their lyric intensity seeped into debussy's delicate settings, though not to their detriment. Narrative voice in the bell jar l p hartley and sylvia plath both use the first person narrative to evoke a sense of tragedy for their protagonists, however, with leo, hartley uses the first person narrative to allow the reader to understand the unfortunate event in the life of twelve year old leo. Along with her amazing vocal talents, natalie dessay is one of the finest actresses on the opera stage the miracle of the voice features some of her finest moments on stage, including highlights from such operas as die zauberflöte and candide.