Background, production[ edit ] Dessay first performed the role of Violetta at the Santa Fe Opera intwo years before this, her European debut of the part.
It is therefore extremely exciting that this co-production between London, New York and Vienna has finally made it to Paris, the city in which the work was originally composed.
Marie, an orphaned girl adopted by the 21st regiment of the French army, meets a young Tyrolean named Tonio. Despite their amorous feelings, she is unable to follow her desires since she has promised to only marry one of the regiment.
However, as Tonio enlists in order to marry Marie, the Marquise of Birkenfeld discovers the existence of Marie, claiming Marie to be her long-lost niece although in reality she is her daughter and thus takes her away from the regiment to be properly educated and married.
Anticipation was already high before the curtain had even been lifted, following a sparkling overture, brimming with energy and excitement. After performances in London, New York, Vienna and Milan, it is no wonder that the singers and conductor seem so at ease together, seemingly thinking and acting as one, with no discrepancies whatsoever and leaving audiences with an extremely well-rehearsed and comfortable performance, full of laughter, joy and impressive feats of musicality.This left room for poetic license, as star Natalie Dessay’s Cleopatra broke into Bollywood choreography in a sari-like outfit in one scene, only to .
Manon (French pronunciation:) is an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé kaja-net.com was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 19 January , with sets designed by Eugène Carpezat (Act I), Auguste-Alfred Rubé and.
Becoming Traviata Riveting docu "Becoming Traviata" follows French theater/opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier and celebrated soprano Natalie Dessay through rehearsals for "La traviata.".
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Feb 10, · PARIS — Natalie Dessay is among the handful of sopranos who genuinely merit the term diva, but her career encountered some bumps last year. Her eagerly awaited Mélisande at the Theater an der. Natalie Dessay (French: [kaja-net.com də.sɛ]; born Nathalie Dessaix, 19 April , 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