Since the beginning of her career, Natalie Dessay has sung on the most important international stages and has been regularly invited by the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala , Gran Teatre del Liceu , the Royal Opera House in London , and the Paris National Opera.
A great performer of the French repertoire , she has sung Ophélie, Minka, Lakmé, Olympia, Juliette, and Manon , and has enjoyed great success in the bel canto repertoire in La sonnambula and particularly in Lucia di Lammermoor , a role she has sung at the Chicago Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris National Opera, and she has recorded under Valery Gergiev. She has also performed Marie in La fille du régiment , directed by Laurent Pelly , which was performed at the Covent Garden Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera , and the Paris National Opera; and Violetta in La traviata in Tokyo, at the Aixen - Provence Festival, the Vienna State Opera , and the Metropolitan Opera.
Ms. Dessay has collaborated with Michel Legrand, with whom she has been on tour in Europe, and North and South America , with a stop in Koerner Hall . She continues her recital career with bass - baritone Laurent Naouri and pianist Maciej Pikulski with a program dedicated to French songs , and she regularly gives recitals with Philippe Cassard, performing German Lieder and French songs. She records exclusively for Sony Classical and, with Cassard, she released Claire de Lune in 2013 , Fiançai lles pour rire in 2015 , and new CD, dedicated to Schubert, in March 2017.