No texts are given, but when you hear Dessay hit the stratosphere, you won't care.
The booklet notes, in English, French, and German (the French and German notes are different from the English but identical to each other), are abbreviated from the earlier release; there is no biographical information, but the basic background on the music is helpful.
At the competition "Les Voix Nouvelles", run by France Télécom, she was awarded second prize followed by a year's study at the Ecole d'Art Lyrique of the Paris Opera, where she sang Elisa in Mozart's Il re pastore.
She entered the International Mozart Competition at the Vienna State Opera, winning first prize.
In her youth, she had intended to be a ballet dancer and then an actress.
Dessay was encouraged to study voice at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and gained experience as a chorister at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. This 1994 release by French soprano Natalie Dessay, just hitting the very top of her game, has been a favorite among aficionados of Mozart's vocal music, and its reissue in Virgin Classics' budget line gives other listeners a chance to try it out. Several of these pieces are in Queen of the Night territory, with not just individual high notes but lengthy passages that require the singer to be melodic at the very top of her range. Sperai Vicino Il Lido K368Mozart's concert arias are not really generically independent from his operas.; born 19 April 1965) is a French singer, actress, and known for her former career as an operatic coloratura soprano.She received wide acclaim in roles such as Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann, the title role in Lakmé, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.In her later career, she took on roles in the 19-century bel canto repertoire such as Amina in La sonnambula, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta in La traviata and performed baroque music by composers such as Handel and Bach.Soon after her Hoffmann run, Dessay joined the Vienna State Opera as Blonde in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.In December 1993, she was asked to replace Cheryl Studer in one of the three female roles in a production of Hoffmann at the Vienna State Opera.After making her solo recording debut on EMI in 1995 with a set of Mozart concert arias, she released French Opera Arias in 1996, and the LP Vocalises in 1998.Recordings of operas by composers such as Mozart, Donizetti, Monteverdi, and Bellini followed in the 2000s, as did solo albums including 2007's Italian Opera Arias and 2009's Bach: Cantatas.