Natalie Dessay to go on sabbatical

The production was roundly trashed by the critics.

On her 2015 agenda, she says in an interview in the newspaper Le Figaro,
will be to learn Russian, study yoga and maybe study the art of clowns. She
will sing a scheduled “I Puritani” where she will work with her friend, the
director Laurent Pelly. At the age of 46, she finds nothing to interest her now
in the opera repertory but expressed her continuing passion for musical
theater. The opera world might get a pass after her year off.

“Objectively, it’s not opera which bothers me, but certain behavior
which I can no longer stand: the lack of artistic integrity, the singers who
don’t come to rehearsals and the directors in the hall who tolerate that”
she complains.

Her recording of the early songs of Debussy is soon to be released and she
is looking forward to finally doing Laurent Pelly’s staging of Donizetti’s
“Daughter of the Regiment” in Paris as well as the scheduled “Tales of
Hoffman” in Barcelona and San Francisco. There will also be Handel’s
“Julius Caesar” in a production by David McVicar at the Metropolitan

here for the complete interview (in French)

Frank Cadenhead

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