Here is the french-to-english translation of olympia's aria from jacques offenbach's opera, les contes d'hoffmann history the one soprano i think takes the cake - natalie dessay here's a though she doesn't sing the high notes like dessay and gilmore, her performance isn't any less impressive. He was joined by the french soprano natalie dessay, as antionia korean soprano hye jung lee as olympia mezzo-soprano irene roberts as giuletta in her company debut, and american mezzo-soprano angela brower as the muse, disguised as hoffmann's dear friend nicklausse the opera's staging. French soprano natalie dessay first rose to global prominence in 1990, winning first prize at the international mozart competition in vienna the opéra bastille, vienna, lyons, aix-en-provence, metropolitan, and la scala opera houses, returning to the met in 1997 in adriane and the tales of hoffman. Soprano natalie dessay was originally scheduled to sing all four of the female leads (including the actress stella, who makes a brief appearance in the epilogue) but she whittled her assignment down to antonia alone, singing it adroitly but with some worrisome strain at the top the other women fared. 'les oiseaux dans la charmille', also known as the doll aria from les contes d' hoffmann, is infamously difficult to sing it is sung in act i kent nagano's 2011 recording (erato) features roberto alagna as hoffmann and natalie dessay on sparkling form as olympia, among other delights there's a good.
Natalie dessay was born on april 19, 1965 in lyon, rhône, france as nathalie dessaix natalie dessay in le rossignol (2005) natalie dessay and laurent naouri in orphée aux enfers (1997) natalie dessay in la fille du régiment (2007) natalie dessay 2013 les contes d'hoffmann/the tales of hoffmann (tv movie. Opéra-bouffe staged by laurent pelly – conducted by marc minkowski – with natalie dessay and yann beuron (lyon 1998) offenbach's it is staged here by laurent pelly at the opéra national de lyon and performed by natalie dessay ( eurydice) and yann beuron (orpheus) offenbach's the tales of hoffmann. The tales of hoffmann natalie dessay (antonia) and christian van horn ( coppelius) natalie dessay (antonia) and christian van horn (coppelius)which leads to the lovely dessay (antonia) although the role, at least as conceived in this production, does not give her much of an opportunity to display her.
Offenbach-les contes d'hoffmann-les 4 diables among these and most notably are the four vilains (the tales of hoffmann) in paris, madrid, orange, zurich, milano, barcelona and munich, golaud (pelléas et he also sings in recital with natalie dessay and maciej pikulski in a repertoire of french songs. 7 juil 2013 cast: matthew polenzani- hoffmann hye jung lee-olympia natalie dessay- antonia irene roberts- giulietta jacqueline piccolino- stella angela brower- the muse/nicklausse christian van horn-lindor/coppelius/dr miracle/ dapertutto steven cole/andrès/cochenille/frantz/pitichinaccio. In april and may 1992 at the opéra bastille, she sang the role of olympia in the tales of hoffmann with josé van dam the roman polanski production was not well received, but it began the road to stardom for dessay although she was soon featured in another production of hoffmann, it would be over. Natalie dessay, the soprano, descended a staircase into the rehearsal room at the metropolitan opera with the poise of a countess entering a there are still a few turns she would like to add to her repertoire, including playing all four female characters in offenbach's “tales of hoffmann,” a feat of.
In 1992 she made her debut at l'opéra bastille singing the role of olympia in offenbach's tales of hoffmann since then she has appeared regularly on many of the world's leading opera stages, among them l'opéra national de paris, royal opera house covent garden, metropolitan opera new york, theater an der wien. Tales of hoffmann - special edition digitally restored [dvd]  dvd michael powell performers include kathleen kim, natalie dessay and michael spyres this is a revue of les contes d'hoffman by the gran teatre del liceu from 2014 starring natalie dessay, laurent naouri and michele losier among others.
Product description based on the stories of the influential german writer eta hoffmann, and filled with magic yet darkly grotesque humor, les contes d' hoffmann has a complex structure with three acts in 'flashback' as the drunken poet hoffmann recalls three unhappy love affairs the opera itself has a complex history too,. Hoffmann hoffmann olympia olympia antonia antonia giulietta giulietta stella stella lindorf lindorf coppélius coppélius le docteur miracle le docteur miracle le capitaine dapertutto le capitaine dapertutto nicklausse / la muse nicklausse / la muse andrès cochenille frantz pittichinaccio luther.
Offenbach's tales of hoffmann is presented by san francisco opera with matthew polenzani in title role scheduled because one singer wanted to portray all four heroines and such was the case with san francisco opera's production soprano natalie dessay was initially announced to attempt the feat. Dessay, the petite gamine of the french opera world, soared to fame as the mechanical doll olympia in offenbach's tales of hoffmann and scared the living daylights out of her male counterparts as the mad, knife-wielding lucia in donizetti's lucia di lammermoor but at age 50, she says the opera is no. Site officiel de natalie dessay nouvel album pictures of america ecoutez l' album et retrouvez toute l'actualité de natalie dessay. In april and may 1992 at the opéra bastille, she sang the role of olympia in the tales of hoffmann with josé van dam the roman polanski production was not well received, but it began the road to stardom for dessay although she was soon featured in another production of hoffmann, it would be over ten years before.