French soprano Natalie Dessay returns to Boston for the first time since her phenomenal sold-out 2014 debut. Her program, “Portraits of Women,” explores a kaleidoscope of women – heroines, lovers, witches, and more – through her sublime vocal artistry and deft characterizations. The program features musical pieces by Debussy, Mozart, Schubert, and more.
For this show focusing on women's portraits in classical music, Nathalie Dessay will be accompanied by pianist Philippe Cassard.

About Natalie Dessay

French soprano Natalie Dessay is one the stars of today’s operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress.
Now an admired interpreter of bel canto and lyric heroines such as Violetta (La traviata), Lucia di Lammermoor, Marie (La Fille du régiment), Amina (La sonnambula), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Manon, Juliette, Ophélie (Hamlet) and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Dessay originally made her reputation with showpiece coloratura roles such as Offenbach’s Olympia, Mozart’s Queen of the Night and Strauss’ Zerbinetta. In 1992, for instance, she sang her first Olympia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann at Paris’s Opéra Bastille in a staging by Roman Polanski. Her performances led to a Laurence Olivier Award in 2007 for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

About Philippe Cassard

Considered by critics and audiences as one of the most captivating musicians of his generation, pianist Philippe Cassard studied music at the Paris Conservatory  where he was trained by Dominique Merlet and Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux.
Since 2011, he forms a duo with Natalie Dessay whose triomphant success has led them to perform on the most prestigious international venues, such as the Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Barbican Center in London, the Palais Garnier in Paris... Together they recorded two albums and a program of Schubert's Lieder.
 

This evening is organized by Celebrity Series with the support of the French Cultural Center.Click here to learn more about the event and buy tickets.
NEC’s Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston

Soprano Natalie Dessay performs "Women's Portraits"

When
Saturday, April 29th at 8PM
Where
NEC’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St, Boston

French soprano Natalie Dessay returns to Boston for the first time since her phenomenal sold-out 2014 debut. Her program, “Portraits of Women,” explores a kaleidoscope of women – heroines, lovers, witches, and more – through her sublime vocal artistry and deft characterizations. The program features musical pieces by Debussy, Mozart, Schubert, and more.
For this show focusing on women's portraits in classical music, Nathalie Dessay will be accompanied by pianist Philippe Cassard.

About Natalie Dessay

French soprano Natalie Dessay is one the stars of today’s operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress.
Now an admired interpreter of bel canto and lyric heroines such as Violetta (La traviata), Lucia di Lammermoor, Marie (La Fille du régiment), Amina (La sonnambula), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Manon, Juliette, Ophélie (Hamlet) and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Dessay originally made her reputation with showpiece coloratura roles such as Offenbach’s Olympia, Mozart’s Queen of the Night and Strauss’ Zerbinetta. In 1992, for instance, she sang her first Olympia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann at Paris’s Opéra Bastille in a staging by Roman Polanski. Her performances led to a Laurence Olivier Award in 2007 for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

About Philippe Cassard

Considered by critics and audiences as one of the most captivating musicians of his generation, pianist Philippe Cassard studied music at the Paris Conservatory  where he was trained by Dominique Merlet and Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux.
Since 2011, he forms a duo with Natalie Dessay whose triomphant success has led them to perform on the most prestigious international venues, such as the Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Barbican Center in London, the Palais Garnier in Paris... Together they recorded two albums and a program of Schubert's Lieder.
 

This evening is organized by Celebrity Series with the support of the French Cultural Center.
Click here to learn more about the event and buy tickets.
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