Natalie Dessay The Most Beautiful Operatic Soprano
Natalie Dessay's incomparable beauty matches her superb, clear as a bell, coloratura soprano voice, contrasting with the stereotypical "fat lady" who, legend has it, marks the end of many operas. Dessay was born in Lyon, France, in 1965. Multi-talented, she set out to be a ballet dancer, then an actress and finally settled into her career as a coloratura soprano. She has sung in the major world opera houses. She can be seen beginning July 3, 2009 performing Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata" in the Santa Fe Opera House.
Latinos Post--Natalie Dessay Will Quit Opera and Start Acting
- Natalie Dessay Will Quit Opera; French Soprano Reveals She Will Start Acting : World : Latinos Post
Natalie Dessay will quit opera after a 33 year career.
6-7-09 Dessay Will Sing Violetta in Santa Fe July 3 David Belcher in the NY Times
- Natalie Dessay to Sing Violetta in in Santa Fe Beginning in July
TAKING on the role of Violetta, the tragic heroine of “Traviata,” is a milestone in the career of any soprano. Natalie Dessay, one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world, will sing it at major international houses over the next several years.
Natalie Dessay Wikibio
- Natalie Dessay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.