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Natalie Dessay

voc, *1965 FR, Lyon
Singer of Classical
A.k.a. Nathalie Dessaix

Natalie Dessay ([ 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.

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Folk
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Mozart: Zaide, K. 344/336b, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 3, Arie, "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" (Zaide) on Mozart Heroines by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Natalie Dessay, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Louis Langrée
Send in the Clowns (From "A Little Night Music") on Pictures of America by Natalie Dessay, Claire Gibault & The Paris Mozart Orchestra
Lucia di Lammermoor, Act III, Scene II: No. 14a Scena ed Aria "Oh giusto cielo!" on Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, Natalie Dessay, Valery Gergiev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Piotr Beczala, Ilya Bannik, Mariinsky Orchestra & Mariinsky Chorus
Legrand: Les moulins de mon coeur (from the movie The Thomas Crown Affair) on Entre elle et lui by Michel Legrand & Natalie Dessay
I'm a Fool to Want You on I'm a Fool to Want You by Natalie Dessay
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 35, Aria, Piangerò la sorte mia" (Cleopatra) on Handel : "Cleopatra" - Giulio Cesare Opera arias by George Frideric Handel, Natalie Dessay, Emmanuelle Haïm & Le Concert d'Astrée
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act 1: "Oh! quante volte" (Giulietta) on Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi: Italian Opera Arias by Natalie Dessay
Legrand: Nous sommes des soeurs jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) on Entre elle et lui by Michel Legrand & Natalie Dessay
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" (Olympia) on Natalie Dessay - Airs d'Opéras Francais by Natalie Dessay
C'est la mère Michel on Les plus belles comptines d'Okoo by Les plus belles comptines d'Okoo

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Title Artist Year Type
Between Yesterday And TomorrowNatalie Dessay, Michel Legrand2017Album
SchubertFranz Schubert, Natalie Dessay, Philippe Cassard2017Album
Pictures Of AmericaNatalie Dessay, Paris Mozart Orchestra, Claire Gibault2016Album
Fiançailles Pour RireNatalie Dessay, Philippe Cassard2015Album
De L'opéra À La ChansonNatalie Dessay2014Compil.
Rio - ParisAgnès Jaoui, Helena Noguerra, Liat Cohen, Natalie Dessay2014Album
Entre Elle Et Lui - Natalie Dessay Sings Michel LegrandMichel Legrand, Natalie Dessay2013Album
Clair De LuneClaude Debussy - Natalie Dessay, Philippe Cassard2012Album
Giulio CesareGeorg Friedrich Händel, Lawrence Zazzo, Natalie Dessay, Le Concert D'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm2012Single
Lucia di LammermoorNatalie Dessay, Piotr Beczala, Ilya Bannik, Vladislav Sulimsky, Valery Gergiev, Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre & Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre - Gaetano Donizetti2011Album
Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms, Paavo Järvi, Natalie Dessay, Ludovic Tézier, Radiokören, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt2011Album
Cleopatra - Arias From Giulio CesareNatalie Dessay, Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert D'Astrée, Georg Friedrich Händel2011Album
Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay2010Compil.
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"Gustav Mahler, Alice Coote, Natalie Dessay, Orfeón Donostiarra, Paavo Järvi, hr-Sinfonieorchester2010Album
Concert AriasNatalie Dessay - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart2009Album
Mad ScenesNatalie Dessay2009Compil.
Cantatas BWV 51, 82a & 199Natalie Dessay, Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert D'Astrée - Johann Sebastian Bach2008Album
Airs D'Opéras ItaliensNatalie Dessay, Concerto Köln, Evelino Pidò2007Album
Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del DisingannoGeorg Friedrich Händel - Natalie Dessay, Ann Hallenberg, Sonia Prina, Pavol Breslik, Le Concert D'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm2007Album
La SonnambulaNatalie Dessay, Francesco Meli, Carlo Colombara, Jaël Azzaretti, Sara Mingardo, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Lyon & Chœurs De L'Opéra De Lyon, Evelino Pidò - Vincenzo Bellini2007Album
Mass In CWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Topi Lehtipuu, Luca Pisaroni, Le Concert D'Astrée, Louis Langrée2006Album
Le Miracle D'une Voix - Ses Plus Grands Rôles Sur Scène / Greatest Moments On StageNatalie Dessay2006Album
Le Miracle d'Une VoixNatalie Dessay2006Compil.
DelirioGeorg Friedrich Händel - Natalie Dessay, Le Concert D'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm2005Album
Le RossignolIgor Stravinsky - Natalie Dessay2005Album
Des Contes D'HoffmannJacques Offenbach / Natalie Dessay, Barbara Hendricks, Daniel Galvez-Vallejo, José van Dam, Gabriel Bacquier, Jacques Verzier, Isabelle Vernet / Brigitte Balleys, Helene Jossoud, Lisette Malidor, Chœurs De L'Opéra De Lyon And Orchestre De L'Opéra De Lyon / Kent Nagano, Louis Erlo2005Single
L'OrfeoClaudio Monteverdi / Ian Bostridge, Patrizia Ciofi, Alice Coote, Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Le Concert D'Astrée, European Voices, Emmanuelle Haïm2004Album
Airs D'opéras FrançaisNatalie Dessay, Choeur "Les Eléments", Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse, Michel Plasson2004Album
Amor. Opera Scenes & LiederRichard Strauss, Natalie Dessay, Antonio Pappano, Felicity Lott, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sophie Koch2004Album
Lucie De LammermoorNatalie Dessay, Roberto Alagna, Ludovic Tézier, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Lyon & Chœurs De L'Opéra De Lyon, Evelino Pidò, Gaetano Donizetti2002Album
Alcina [Highlights]Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Georg Friedrich Händel, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay2001Album
Carmina BuranaCarl Orff, Natalie Dessay, Thomas Hampson, Gérard Lesne, Orfeón Donostiarra, Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse, Michel Plasson2001Album
Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946-2001) • Last Opera Recording: Ariadne Auf NaxosRichard Strauss, Deborah Voigt • Natalie Dessay • Anne Sofie Von Otter • Ben Heppner • Albert Dohmen • Staatskapelle Dresden • Giuseppe Sinopoli2001Album
Mozart HeroinesNatalie Dessay, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Louis Langrée2000Album
Le Rossignol / RenardIgor Stravinsky - Natalie Dessay, James Conlon1999Album
MitridateWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cecilia Bartoli, Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Brian Asawa, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques1999Album
AlcinaGeorg Friedrich Händel, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay, Kathleen Kuhlmann, Juanita Lascarro, Timothy Robinson, Laurent Naouri, Opéra National de Paris1999Album
LakméLéo Delibes / Natalie Dessay, Gregory Kunde, José van Dam, Chœur Du Capitole De Toulouse & Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse, Michel Plasson1998Album
VocalisesNatalie Dessay, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Michael Schønwandt1998Album
Orphée aux EnfersJacques Offenbach, Natalie Dessay, Laurent Naouri, Marc Minkowski1998Album
Die Zauberflote / The Magic Flute / La Flute EnchantéeWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rosa Mannion, Natalie Dessay, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Anton Scharinger, Reinhard Hagen, William Christie / Les Arts Florissants1996Album
French Opera AriasNatalie Dessay1996Album
Concert AriasNatalie Dessay - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Lyon, Theodor Guschlbauer1995Album
HamletAmbroise Thomas - Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay, Robert Lloyd, Yvonne Naef1993Album
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