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Natalie Dessay

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C'est la mère Michel Natalie Dessay, Neïma Naouri 02:14
Legrand: Les moulins de mon coeur (from the movie The Thomas Crown Affair) Natalie Dessay, Eddy Marnay, François Laizeau, Michel Legrand 03:06
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act I: "Oh! Quante volte" (Giulietta) Natalie Dessay 04:01
Legrand: Papa Can You Hear Me (from the movie Yentl) Natalie Dessay, François Laizeau, Michel Legrand, Pierre Boussaguet 04:31
Bach, JS: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: No. 2, Rezitativ. "Wir beten zu dem Tempel an" Natalie Dessay, Emmanuelle Haïm, Neil Brough 02:10
The Highest Flying Bird Natalie Dessay, Zoot Collectif, Zoot Octet, Neil Saidi 06:31
Ouverture Natalie Dessay 02:31
Toulouse Natalie Dessay 04:44
Frère Jacques Christophe Willem, Ayo., Nolwenn Leroy, Natalie Dessay 03:16
Adieux… et réveil au Kansas Natalie Dessay 05:09

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Biography

Natalie Dessay – born Nathalie Dessaix on April 19, 1965 in Lyon, France – is a singer and actress best known for her earlier career as a coloratura soprano . As a young girl, she was interested in dance and theater and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. Her vocal talent was discovered and she was encouraged to take singing lessons. Graduating with first prize, she then joined the choir at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. After changing her name to Natalie Dessay, she won first prize in 1988 in the Voix Nouvelles competition and the Mozart Competition of the Vienna Opera, which she joined in 1993, after a visit to the Paris Opera school. After a role in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Opéra Bastille and in Vienna, Dessay played the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Aix-en-Provence festival. Her recording career began in 1995 with Mozart: Concert Arias. Other releases during this period include French Opera Arias (1996) and Vocalises (1998). Her live resume began to grow with performances in Vienna, Paris, New York, Lyon, Geneva, Barcelona, and Milan. In 2004, a vocal cord polyp prevented Dessay from honoring some of her performances. After surgery, she returned to the stage, exploring new musical and entertainment avenues including animated voice acting and vocal dubbing. In 2013, Natalie Dessay announced her retirement from the opera after several cancellations due to issues with her voice. She then recorded the albums Entre Elle et Lui (2013) with Michel Legrand and Rio - Paris (2014). This new phase in her career also included radio, theater, and further recordings that explored different styles including Fiançailles Pour Rire (2015), Pictures of America (2016), Between Yesterday and Today (2017), and Nougaro: Sur l'écran noir de mes nuits blanches (2019), a selection of songs by Claude Nougaro.