Natalie Dessay Illness Definition

Manca la diva

by La Cieca | 11:58 pm | Nov 15, 2012

La Cieca has just heard that Angela Gheorghiu has become indisposed after the first act of Tosca at the San Francisco Opera. Reportedly David Gockley has said the soprano is on the way to the hospital to be treated for intestinal flu; meanwhile, Melody Moore is preparing to finish the performance.


by La Cieca | 5:15 pm | May 9, 2012

Katarina Dalayman will sing the role of Brünnhilde in this evening’s performance of Wagner’s Siegfried, replacing Deborah Voigt, who is ill…. Siegfried, conducted by Derrick Inouye…” Read more »

Look around: everywhere you turn is heartache

by La Cieca | 6:51 pm | May 2, 2012

“On Monday evening, “infirm” tenor Jonas Kaufmannsnubs opera’s biggest stars in the very expensive, sold-out revival of The Metropolitan Opera’s epic new production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle. In honor of his absentee status on the New York stage, we revisit Adam Green’s intimate profile of the “invalid” in the March issue of Vogue.”   Read more »

La tisi non le accorda che poche rappresentazioni

by La Cieca | 1:01 pm | May 2, 2012

Here’s something you can hardly call news, because it’s an old story everyone expected to happen anyway.

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La voce d’angela

by La Cieca | 5:49 pm | Apr 27, 2012


by La Cieca | 12:54 am | Apr 22, 2012

La Cieca has just had the news confirmed that Natalie Dessay canceled after Act 1 of La Traviata earlier this evening at the Met.

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Comeback kid

by La Cieca | 6:21 pm | Apr 19, 2012

After an absence of seven seasons, tenor Richard Leech will return to the stage of the Met on April 27 as Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Case.

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Recovered girl

by La Cieca | 8:51 pm | Apr 9, 2012

Here’s a bit of good news for all you Traviata fans with tickets for tomorrow night’s Met performance or Saturday afternoon’s HD.

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Red dress diaries

by La Cieca | 11:41 am | Apr 3, 2012

La Cieca has just received a complete report from her spy at today’s open dress rehearsal of La traviata at the Met.

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“Lehman’s Syndrome” bewilders medical establishment

by La Cieca | 1:15 pm | Nov 18, 2011

From the Met press office: “Jay Hunter Morris will sing the role of Siegfried in Siegfried on April 21 matinee and April 30, 2012, and in Götterdämmerung on May 3, 2012. He replaces Gary Lehman who has withdrawn due to illness.”

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New York Season Calendar


  • Mar 03 at 1 PM:
    Madama Butterfly
  • Mar 06 at 7:25 PM:
  • Mar 10 at 1 PM:
  • Mar 15 at 7:25 PM:
    Così fan tutte
  • Mar 17 at 1 PM:
  • Mar 18 at noon:
    Les Vêpres siciliennes, video streaming from the Bayerische Staatsoper
  • Mar 22 at 7:25 PM:
    Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Mar 24 at 1 PM:
  • Mar 29 at 7:25 PM:
    Luisa Miller
  • Mar 31 at 1 PM:
    Così fan tutte
  • Apr 05 at 7:55 PM:
  • Apr 07 at 12:30 PM:
    Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Apr 12 at 7:55 PM:
  • Apr 14 at 12:30 PM:
    Luisa Miller
  • Apr 21 at 1 PM:
    The Exterminating Angel
  • Apr 21 at 7:55 PM:
  • Apr 23 at 7:25 PM:
    Roméo et Juliette
  • Apr 28 at 1 PM:
  • May 02 at 7:25 PM:
    Lucia di Lammermoor
  • May 05 at 1 PM:
    Roméo et Juliette
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Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started


Ms. Dessay, a star soprano who retired from staged opera in 2013, has recorded a Michel Legrand song cycle intended for Ms. Streisand in the 1970s.

November 10, 2017, Friday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Music , Opera , Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Woman (Album) , Dessay, Natalie , Legrand, Michel , Streisand, Barbra

5 Sublime Minutes by a Maverick: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Music by the pioneer Lou Harrison, Anna Netrebko at the Met Opera and a class with the organist Paul Jacobs were among the highlights.

April 28, 2017, Friday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Classical Music , Grace Episcopal Church , Juilliard School , Metropolitan Museum of Art , Metropolitan Opera , Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment , University of Massachusetts Amherst , Dessay, Natalie , Faust, Isabelle , Feeney, Krista Bennion , Jacobs, Paul , Netrebko, Anna , Staier, Andreas , Bach, Johann Sebastian , Eugene Onegin (Opera) , Red Priest (Music Group) , Gow, Niel , Ficarri, Daniel , Melamed, Daniel R , Thornton, Tony

Review: Natalie Dessay, After Opera Left Her


The French soprano, recently retired from staged opera, gave a recital at Carnegie Hall that showed off the intensity of her acting.

April 27, 2017, Thursday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Dessay, Natalie , Classical Music , Carnegie Hall

Conjuring Cleopatra in Regal Maturity


Natalie Dessay embodied a mature Cleopatra in excerpts from “Giulio Cesare” with Le Concert d’Astrée on Sunday at Alice Tully Hall.

December 3, 2014, Wednesday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Music , Handel, George Frederick , Haim, Emmanuelle , Opera , Giulio Cesare (Opera) , Dessay, Natalie , Alice Tully Hall (Manhattan, NY) , Le Concert d'Astree

Embracing the Recital, With Arms Wide Open


The soprano Natalie Dessay, who is halfway through a recital tour with the pianist Philippe Cassard, performed Wednesday evening at Carnegie Hall.

March 15, 2014, Saturday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Classical Music , Music , Cassard, Philippe , Dessay, Natalie , Carnegie Hall

An Opera Star, Freckles, Blemishes and All


“Becoming Traviata” follows the soprano Natalie Dessay through rehearsals in this documentary directed by Philippe Béziat.

May 14, 2013, Tuesday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Movies , Opera , Verdi, Giuseppe , Dessay, Natalie , Becoming Traviata (Movie) , Beziat, Philippe

From the Audience to the Stage at the Metropolitan Opera


The soprano Danielle de Niese came for a relaxing evening at the Metropolitan Opera – in the audience – with her husband and parents on Tuesday night. Instead, she found herself onstage.

April 10, 2013, Wednesday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: de Niese, Danielle , Dessay, Natalie , Metropolitan Opera , Opera

Substitution in 'Giulio Cesare' at the Met


The soprano Danielle de Niese is stepping in for Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra in Tuesday night’s performance at the Metropolitan Opera.

April 9, 2013, Tuesday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: de Niese, Danielle , Dessay, Natalie , Metropolitan Opera , Opera

‘Giulio Cesare’

An imaginative “Giulio Cesare” at the Metropolitan Opera, with David Daniels and Natalie Dessay.

April 5, 2013, Friday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Opera , Metropolitan Opera , Dessay, Natalie , Daniels, David , McVicar, David , Bicket, Harry

In Jodhpurs, Hailing Caesar With Seduction


An imaginative “Giulio Cesare” at the Metropolitan Opera casts the Romans as British imperialists and the Egyptians as a motley crew of non-Westerners.

April 6, 2013, Saturday

MORE ON NATALIE DESSAY AND: Opera , Giulio Cesare (Opera) , Metropolitan Opera , Dessay, Natalie , McVicar, David , Daniels, David , Bicket, Harry


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