Natalie Dessay

(b. 1965)

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(b Lyon, 1965).

Fr. soprano. Studied at Bordeaux Cons. and at Paris Opéra's Ecole d'Art Lyrique, where she sang Elisa in Mozart's Il re pastore. Won int. Mozart comp. in Vienna and was engaged for coloratura roles such as Blondchen, Adèle, and Zerbinetta. Joined Vienna State Opera 1993. Aix Fest. 1994 (Queen of Night). NY Met 1994 (Fiakermilli). Milan 1995 (Olympia). Salzburg Fest. 1997 (Queen of Night). CG début 2003 (Ophélie in Hamlet), Santa Fe 2002 (concert, her Amer. début), opera 2004 (La sonnambula).

Subjects: Opera.

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