Performed by Francis J. Normanno, captain of the castle guard, and other retainers are searching for an intruder. He tells Enrico that he believes that the man is Edgardo of Ravenswood, and that he comes to the castle to meet Enrico's sister, Lucia. It is confirmed that Edgardo is indeed the intruder.
Career[ edit ] She was born as Nathalie Dessaix in Lyon. In her youth, Dessay had intended to be a ballet dancer and then an actress. 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 her return to the Paris Opera in the same role. 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.
Dessay was cast in the same role with another conductor. 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.
During the — season in Vienna, she began to experience vocal difficulties and had to be replaced in almost all of the performances of La sonnambula.
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. She withdrew from the stage and underwent surgery on one of her vocal cords in July She was so attracted to New Mexico in general and to Santa Fe in particular that the Santa Fe Opera quickly rearranged its schedule to feature her in a new production of La sonnambula during the season.
She appeared in two new productions during the —08 season at the Met: It was the first new production of the opera at the Met since Joan Sutherland sang the title role in Awards and honors[ edit ] This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources.
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Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share Superstar soprano Natalie Dessay lavishes her renowned vocal technique and acting prowess on the iconic title role. Though Lucia and Edgardo (Giuseppe Filianoti) are deeply in love, Lucia’s malevolent brother Enrico (Mariusz Kwiecien) forces her to marry one of his.
Oct 22, · A reprise of 's production with cast changes, including Natalie Dessay and Joseph Calleja. The famous Mad Scene is orchestrated with a glass harmonica per Donizetti's original score, and not a flute, which is more commonly used today /10(15).
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Since retiring from the stage as a singer in , she has. Dessay has taken Netrebko's place in this recording. Dessay belongs to her excellent installment of Lucia from a decade ago (Alagna/ Pido @ Virgin, ), when her voice was fresh and crispy.