Published on March 25th, 2012 06:23 AM
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Artist In-Depth: Natalie Dessay
Natalie Dessay is certainly one of the most important singers of the last several decades. While her voice does not appeal to all and her views about what opera is and should be are controversial, she has been an A-list singer for nearly two decades now due to her extraordinarily agile voice and her artistry, both within the song and on-stage.
Born Nathalie Dessaix in 1965, as a child she knew she wanted to be on stage performing, but initially her desire was to be a dancer. As she felt she lacked sufficient talent, she next chose to pursue acting -- and indeed, dropped the 'h' from her first name in honor of actress Natalie Wood who she greatly admired.