Natalie Dessay ( French: [ na. sɛ] ; born 19 April 1965) is a French singer and actress who had a highly acclaimed career as an operatic coloratura soprano before leaving the opera stage on 15 October. She received wide acclaim in roles such as Olympia in Les contes d' Hoffmann, the title role in Lakmé, Ophélie in Halmet and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.
Elle est l’ hôte, en juillet, du Festival d. La sonnambula ( The Sleepwalker) is an opera semiseria in two acts, with music in the bel canto tradition by Vincenzo Bellini set to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on a scenario for a ballet- pantomime written by Eugène Scribe and choreographed by Jean- Pierre Aumer called La somnambule, ou L' arrivée d' un nouveau seigneur.
Douze opéras seront présentés durant la saisondans plus de 1 900 salles et 64 pays. Dotata di una voce da soprano di coloratura, la Damrau ha conseguito gli studi alla Musikhochschule di Würzburg con Carmen Hanganu e a Salisburgo con Hanna Ludwig.