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Natalie Dessay The Most Beautiful Operatic Soprano

Updated on July 1, 2013

Natalie Dessay

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.

Natalie Dessay sings Lucia's Mad Scene at the Met

Natalie Dessay as Lucia di Lammermoor

Natalie in Lucia di Lammermoor's Mad Scent
Natalie in Lucia di Lammermoor's Mad Scent

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Her voice is amazing and she is beautiful. Definitely not the stereotypical "fat lady" opera singer. The singing is great I just wish that I could understand it.

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Tnx for your comment. I'd like to see her do "Carmen."

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      Iðunn 8 years ago

      ralph, this is just lovely. I listened earlier but had to run some errands. thanks for bringing us this beautiful voice.

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      So rarely do we hear such a pure voice, her rendition of La Traviata is one of the best I have ever heard.

      Am bookmarking to return and listen again, Thanks for bringing her to the hubs.

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      And she's a looker too!

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      Iðunn 8 years ago

      doesn't hurt

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      marklaro 8 years ago

      Great hub!

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Tnx for the comments. She's spectacular.

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      A.M. Gwynn 8 years ago

      Oh I love discovering new musical beauty. Thank you for posting the videos. She's a gem! Aren't we lucky she shifted that focus. Nice Hub Ralph!

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