His maternal grandfather was of Armenian descent and was considered a member of the bourgeoisie. He has won three Oscars out of 13 nominations and five Grammys and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was 22 when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released.
Career[ edit ] She was born as Nathalie Dessaix in Lyon. In her youth, Dessay had intended to be a ballet dancer and then an Dessay greatest. 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. In Decembershe was asked to replace Cheryl Studer in one of the three female roles in a production of Hoffmann at the Vienna State Opera.
Dessay was cast in the same role with another conductor. 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 — 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 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 season. Her husband, Laurent Naouriappeared as her lover's father, Giorgio Germont.
She appeared in two new productions during the —08 season at the Met: It was the first new production of the opera at the Met since Joan Sutherland sang the title role in 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.
Awards and honors[ edit ] This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.Metropolitan Opera House March 14, La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini libretto Felice Romani.
Amina – Natalie Dessay Elvino – Juan Diego Flórez. Dec 18, · Natalie Dessay sings the 4 soprano solos in Carl Orff's cantata "Carmina Burana"! Michel Plasson conducts l'Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. 1: "Siqua sine socio". ashio-midori.com: Verdi: La Traviata: Natalie Dessay, Ludovic Tézier, Charles Castronovo, Louis Langrée, London Symphony Orchestra, Adelina Scarabelli, Estonian.
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Natalie Dessay - Greatest Moments on StageThis DVD highlights some of Natalie Dessay's best performances,including two mad scenes, two interesting performances of Grossmachtige Prizessin from Ariadne auf Naxos and two excerpts from Die Zauberflote.
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