30 day opera challenge, day twelve.

Your favorite female operatic singer: Natalie Dessay.

A highly committed actress with sophisticated musical sense and the technical ability to sing some of the most difficult repertoire on top of everything else. Her light voice and small frame add to the charm of her performances, and her characterizations help to emphasize the more interesting aspects of the potentially static coloratura soprano and soubrette roles she sings.

Here is Dessay singing “Chacun le sait” from Donizetti’s La fille du régiment.