node / TORONTO - POSTONED - Natalie Dessay with Philippe Cassard at the Royal Conservatory of Music

Unfortunately Natalie Dessay has to cancel her concert appearance tomorrow evening at Koerner Hall, due to illness. The Conservatory and Ms. Dessay are looking at options for rescheduling the recital for the 2017-18 concert season. In the meantime, the concert has been cancelled.

For tickets holders, please find more information on the Royal Conservatory of Music website.


Born in Lyon in 1965, Natalie Dessay grew up in Bordeaux. She first dreamed of becoming a dancer, but later studied acting and singing at the Bordeaux Conservatoire. She progressed with extraordinary rapidity, completing five years’ worth of study in just one year and graduating with First Prize at the age of twenty.

In 1989, after a brief period in the chorus of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, she entered France’s first Concours des Voix nouvelles and won second prize. This led Dessay to further studies at the Paris Opéra and also brought her to the attention of the agent Thérèse Cédelle – still her agent today – and to her first major engagements as a soloist. In 1992 she sang her first Olympia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann at Paris’s Opéra Bastille in a staging by Roman Polanski. The next year she was invited to the Vienna Staatsoper to sing Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). In 1993 she was Olympia in the opening production for the rebuilt Opéra de Lyon and by 2001 she had performed the role in eight different stagings of Hoffmann, including her debut appearance at La Scala.

French soprano Natalie Dessay is one the stars of today’s operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress.

Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa Ludwig in Paris in 1985. The same year he was finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition and in 1988 he won the First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.

His concerto appearances include performances with the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Wales, Orchestre National de France... He has worked with many conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Fedossejev, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Raymond Leppard, Charles Dutoit, Armin Jordan, Marek Janowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Thierry Fischer…

Presented in association with Alliance Française de Toronto and the cultural service at the Consulate general of France in Toronto

For more information: www.performance.rcmusic.ca

Koerner Hall 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada

TORONTO - POSTONED - Natalie Dessay with Philippe Cassard at the Royal Conservatory of Music

When
May 2nd 2017
Where
Koerner Hall
273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada

Unfortunately Natalie Dessay has to cancel her concert appearance tomorrow evening at Koerner Hall, due to illness. The Conservatory and Ms. Dessay are looking at options for rescheduling the recital for the 2017-18 concert season. In the meantime, the concert has been cancelled.

For tickets holders, please find more information on the Royal Conservatory of Music website.


Born in Lyon in 1965, Natalie Dessay grew up in Bordeaux. She first dreamed of becoming a dancer, but later studied acting and singing at the Bordeaux Conservatoire. She progressed with extraordinary rapidity, completing five years’ worth of study in just one year and graduating with First Prize at the age of twenty.

In 1989, after a brief period in the chorus of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, she entered France’s first Concours des Voix nouvelles and won second prize. This led Dessay to further studies at the Paris Opéra and also brought her to the attention of the agent Thérèse Cédelle – still her agent today – and to her first major engagements as a soloist. In 1992 she sang her first Olympia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann at Paris’s Opéra Bastille in a staging by Roman Polanski. The next year she was invited to the Vienna Staatsoper to sing Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). In 1993 she was Olympia in the opening production for the rebuilt Opéra de Lyon and by 2001 she had performed the role in eight different stagings of Hoffmann, including her debut appearance at La Scala.

French soprano Natalie Dessay is one the stars of today’s operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress.

Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa Ludwig in Paris in 1985. The same year he was finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition and in 1988 he won the First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.

His concerto appearances include performances with the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Wales, Orchestre National de France... He has worked with many conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Fedossejev, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Raymond Leppard, Charles Dutoit, Armin Jordan, Marek Janowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Thierry Fischer…

Presented in association with Alliance Française de Toronto and the cultural service at the Consulate general of France in Toronto

For more information: www.performance.rcmusic.ca

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