Operatic concert by Natalie Dessay, soprano and Christophe Dumaux, countertenor, with the Concert d’Astrée Orchestra conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, organized by the Monte-Carlo Opera. On the program: George Frideric HandelFriday 14 November, at 8 pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier
Aug 18

Nathalie Dessay in Concert in Monaco on 14 November 2014

The soprano Nathalie Dessay will play Cleopatra in Handel's Opera "Julius Caesar in Egypt"

The coming together of soprano Natalie Dessay and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm, plus Handel's music, is one of those fruitful combinations that the great stages cannot ignore.

The Queen of Egypt's many-faceted personality was a particularly rich source of inspiration for Handel.

Under the baton of Emmanuelle Haïm and accompanied by Le Concert d’Astrée, Handel's Baroque bel canto, sung in its all glory by Natalie Dessay and countertenor Christophe Dumaux, will resound beneath the gilded splendor of the Salle Garnier.

Monte-Carlo Opera
Friday 14 November 2014 – 8 p.m.
Musical Direction by Emmanuelle Haïm

Cleopatra - Natalie Dessay, soprano
Giulio Cesare - Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
Orchestra - Le Concert d’Astrée

Nov 4

Giulio Cesare at the Monte-Carlo Opera

Nathalie Dessay and Christophe Dumaux take the leading roles in Giulio Cesare, accompanied by the Concert d'Astrée conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm

A production featuring soprano Natalie Dessay, conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and Handel's music is a magical combination that cannot be ignored by the leading opera houses.

The highlight of this collaboration was without doubt soprano Natalie Dessay's role as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare on stage at the Paris Opera three years ago.

The multi-faceted personality of the Queen of Egypt inspired Handel like nothing before.  This role features an exceptional number of arias, some technically demanding, some lyrical and some ethereal.

Under the baton of Emmanuelle Haïm, accompanied by Le Concert d’Astrée, Handel's Baroque bel canto will ring out in the gilded splendor of the Salle Garnier, magnificently performed by Natalie Dessay and countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

Giulio Cesare (extracts)
Dessay - Haïm - Dumaux
George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner
Monte-Carlo Opera
Friday 14 November 2014 at 8 p.m.