Posts tagged mad scene
Posts tagged mad scene
Il dolce suono mi colpi di sua voce!
I can listen to her sing this over and over. If I have one wish for her is that Catherine Breillat or Jane Campion direct her in a film version of Lucia with Jonas Kaufmann and Peter Mattei.
Natalie Dessay - Lucia di Lammermoor: Mad scene - LIVE Paris 2006 (VIDEO) (by DessayBestSingerII)
Il Dolce Suono
Natalie Dessay being amazing in the mad scene (well actually part of the mad scene) of Hamlet, an opera by Ambroise Thomas. It is not actually an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. The libretto is based on another approach to Hamlet’s story, this written by Alexandre Dumas and Paul Meurice. The Act IV is practically dedicated in its integrity to Ophélie’s madness and suicide.
I will never forget seeing Natalie Dessay sing this at the Met. Plus, damn I love this music.
Natalie Dessay - Lucia mad scene - Met 2011 (by FoxyGrandpa)
I realize I haven’t posted any opera content in a while, so here’s a great photo of the magnificent French soprano Natalie Dessay performing the ‘mad scene’ in Lucia di Lammermoor, from the Metropolitan Opera’s 2011 production of the opera by Donizetti.
For those who don’t know, this is the song Diva Plavalaguna sang in The Fifth Element.
This is Natalie Dessay as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor back in 2011, and she is wonderful! I was lucky enough to see a live broadcast of the opera and I was blown away. The whole scene is so visceral and engrossing and gah! It’s beautiful <3
Lucia goes insane when she is forced to marry a man she doesn’t love, and stabs him to death on their wedding night…while the guests are still in the house. She starts seeing her true love, Edgardo, in other faces and begs him not to leave her. She’s then taken away and dies of her broken heart. If you ever have the chance to see this opera DO IT! It really is beautiful.
“Pale et blonde” from Thomas’s Hamlet. This is a tricky scene to pull off…and Natalie Dessay absolutely kills it! The security of her voice, the acting (God, she is so good!)…it’s all wonderful :D
Hamlet - Mad scene - 2/2 - English Subs - Natalie Dessay
This just breaks my heart. I weep every time I watch this. Such a powerful performance, and the reason that opera will always be my first love.
It’s one of those days where I’m wishing really hard the Met released Natalie Dessay’s Lucia on DVD.
Don’t we all? :D