What’s on Charlie Rose:
Tonight: David Kilcullen, Karen Greenberg, Philip Mudd and more Yesterday: Phil Jackson and Richard Anderson 5/21: Andrew Revkin, Peter Baker, David Paulison and more 5/20: Farnaz Fassihi, Ben Wedeman, Tung Chee Hwa and more 5/17: Karen Tumulty, Al Hunt, Jessica Yellin and more
Natalie Dessay is a French soprano. Initially an actress, Dessay was encouraged to study voice at the Conservatoire national de région de Bordeaux and gained experience as a chorister in Toulouse. At the competition Les Voix Nouvelles, run by France Telecom, she was awarded First Prize (Premier Prix de Concours) followed by a year’s study at Paris Opera’s Ecole d’Art Lyrique, where she sang “Elisa” in Mozart’s Il re pastore. Also, she entered the International Mozart Competition at the Vienna Staatsoper, winning First Prize. Dessay is considered to be a coloratura soprano.