Jessye Norman's American Songbook: Star Soprano
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The last date listed for Jessye Norman's American Songbook was Friday August 9, 2013 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $37.50
Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from NanetteRed Velvet
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The acoustics were less than desirable ( I am NOT hard of hearing), a consistent experience at Davies Symphony Hall events. The venue planners seem to think that performers don't need a microphone--well, they do, including the magnificent Ms. Norman whose operatic voice seemed to have been swallowed by the horrible walls/ceiling/whatever of the symphony hall. Someone finally figured out that Ms. Norman did need a microphone to be heard during the second portion of her performance. Once we finally heard Ms. Norman's full singing voice and her glorious nuances, the magic finally began. I wish I could demand a refund for the first half of her show that, through no fault of Ms. Norman, was simply forgettable as we could barely hear her.