Soprano Natalie Dessay leaves the dizzy heights of Bellini’s Amina, Donizetti’s Marie and Massenet’s Manon to inhabit the more discreet emotional and vocal world of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with a cast of fellow francophones…
This romantic and rarely performed opera by Ambroise Thomas is now available on DVD in a new production from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Starring Natalie Dessay and Simon Keenlyside, this Hamlet production is guaranteed to become the benchmark for all other Hamlets to come on DVD. Dessay creates a monumental performance of Ophelie, culminating in one of the most gripping Mad Scenes of all time ("Partagez-vous mes fleurs…et maintenant ecoutez ma chanson…").
Two icons of French song – Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand – follow the huge worldwide success of their album Entre Elle et Lui with a DVD of the very special concert on the 11th June 2014 at the Orangerie of the Château de Versailles. This is a unique collaboration from two giants of French music. The CD release in 2013 was hotly anticipated and received great critical acclaim upon its release. Natalie Dessay brings her lyrical voice and fresh interpretations to a selection of some of Michel Legrand’s best-loved songs including La Valse des Lilas, Les moulins de mon cœur (Windmills of Your Mind), Duo de Guy et Geneviève, Papa Can You Hear Me and many more.
Natalie Dessay - Greatest Moments on StageThis DVD highlights some of Natalie Dessay's best performances,including two mad scenes, two interesting performances of Grossmachtige Prizessin from Ariadne auf Naxos and two excerpts from Die Zauberflote. But the highlight of the DVD is three (count them) three completely different performances in Les oiseaux dans la charmille from Tales of Hoffmann that are all breathtaking. If only Virgin would come out with a DVD of Natalie in Tales of Hoffmann. Being petite, she is perfect for the role. In the meantime, get her DVD of La fille du regiment.