Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand concert – Dec 15 and 16, 2013 [fr]
French singer Natalie Dessay, one of the world’s greatest voices, and Oscar winning composer Michel Legrand will perform at The Royal Conservatory (Koerner Hall) on December 15 and 16, 2013.
Acclaimed for her beautiful voice and passionate opera performances, Natalie Dessay is recognized as one of the biggest stars of the French opera. She received very good reviews for her roles on both European and American stages, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York where she regularly sings.
Through his career, French Oscar winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand has worked with the greatest artists in the world such as Barbra Streisand, Claude Nougaro, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis. Michel Legrand has composed more than 200 film and television scores and several musicals and has made well over 100 albums.
Among his most famous are the Oscar winning “Summer of 42”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “Yentl”, “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” (“The Young Ladies of Rochefort”), and “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg” (“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”). He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations), five Grammy Awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was 22 when his first album, “I Love Paris”, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world, including Saint-Petersburg, Vancouver, Montreal, Atlanta, and Denver. A number of his songs, including "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?", "Watch What Happens", "The Summer Knows", and "You Must Believe in Spring" have become jazz standards frequently covered by other artists.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Koerner Hall - 273 Bloor Street West
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Koerner Hall - 273 Bloor Street Wes