The Gertrude of Uria-Monzon in this recording is adequate but restrained. Dessay was cast in the same role with another conductor. It is truly one of the great moments in Opera, it is so utterly beautiful.
Much of the feeling for the drama was the same as was the Hamlet of Simon Keenlyside. It shows, as in Tales of Hoffmann, that a less than stellar opera can shine if great talent is combined with inspired production and direction. In Decembershe was asked to replace Cheryl Studer in one of the three female roles in a production of Hoffmann at the Vienna State Opera.
Nobody does mad like Natalie Dessay. Although she was hesitant to perform the role, saying she did not want to play evil characters, director Robert Carsen convinced her that this Queen would be different, almost a sister to Pamina; Dessay agreed to do the role.
In the original version of the opera, in Paris inHamlet does indeed survive. They use a minimum of scenery which makes the drama flow effectively. Thomas changed the ending for the London production ofkilling off Hamlet in the process, although there seems to be some doubt as to whether this ending was ever performed until the present day.
Her redition would bring tears to stone. Such a DVD does in fact exist.
Subsequently, she was forced to cancel several other performances, including the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor in Lyon and a Zerbinetta at the Royal Opera House in London. That face can convey terror, fear and malice in equal measure as her voice projects it.
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Her second act arioso "Dans son regard plus sombre" proved what a great singing actress she is. She withdrew from the stage and underwent surgery on one of her vocal cords in July On the plus side for the Met presentation was the Gertrude of Jennifer Larmore.
She did a commendable job and certainly has the technique and art the role requires.
In fact, the most surprising thing about this production is that they play what is known as the Covent Garden ending. Usually their productions look cheap but sometimes, as in this case, they can be very effective.Natalie Dessay (French: In OctoberDessay made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York in the role of Fiakermilli in Strauss's Arabella, Hamlet: Pamina Mozart Die Zauberflöte: Sophie R.
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier:. Dessay is similarly gifted, her initial exchange with Hamlet being especially remarkable, with subtle changes in vocal and facial expression that perfectly express her love for Hamlet and her struggles to understand him.
of Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet Read More Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two.
Dessay is similarly gifted, her initial exchange with Hamlet being especially remarkable, with subtle changes in vocal and facial expression that perfectly express her love for Hamlet and her struggles to understand him/5(23).
Marlis Petersen steps in for the indisposed Natalie Dessay as Ophélie. These are big shoes to fill, since the dramatic highlight of Thomas' opera is the Ophélie's mad scene and suicide. Nobody does mad like Natalie Dessay.
Mar 18, · On Tuesday night, for the first time in years, Ambroise Thomas’s “Hamlet” played at the Metropolitan Opera. The soprano Natalie Dessay, this production’s original Ophélie, was to.Download