Exhausted by her restless life as a courtesan, Violetta knows she will die soon. Audiences were relieved to see Natalie Dessay, who had missed opening night, with this reviewer doubly relieved given that Dessay had stood him up in Paris Opera’s Manon in February. ... Willy Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s unforgettable drama stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Natalie Dessay de l'Opéra à la Chanson - Natalie Dessay on AllMusic - 2014 - French soprano Natalie Dessay has done one thing… As the prelude continues, the ailing courtesan Violetta, portrayed by soprano Natalie Dessay in this 2012 reprisal at the Met, staggers in and kicks off her shoes, which are bright red to match her knee-length dress. So the disappointment was not with the opera- like with operas like The First Emperor (from the first season) or The Enchanted Island (from this one)-, it was to do with the production. La Traviata The soprano Natalie Dessay with Champagne bottles and party guests in Willy Decker’s production of the Verdi work. La Traviata is only available with a Met Opera on Demand subscription or rental. By La Cieca on April 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM.
La Traviata is one of my all-time favourite Verdis, and also is one of my lifelong favourites since hearing the Sutherland, Bergonzi and Merrill recording. That's why the big clock in the background is ticking away like that. Ms Dessay is at her best in this role, oscillating easily between flirtation and frantic distress. Natalie Dessay dons the infamous red cocktail dress in Willy Decker’s controversial 2005 Salzburg Festival staging of La Traviata, now playing at the Met. Directed by Gary Halvorson. Review of Traviata from Met Live in HD (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl) "I missed a high note today," said soprano Natalie Dessay, "I'm sorry!" The self-sacrificing courtesan with a heart of gold, and yes, she's going to die before it's over, and it will be too late to make amends for those who have wronged her. With Fabio Luisi, Deborah Voigt, Luigi Roni, Natalie Dessay. I have danced Traviata in the traditional version and have an observation to make about this production Directed by Philippe Béziat.