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Nathalie Stutzmann is a contemporary French opera singer, renowned for her contralto voice. She is also a conductor.

Born in Suresnes, France, 1965, she first studied with her mother (soprano Christiane Stutzmann), then at Nancy Conservatoire and later at the Ecole d’Art Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris, focusing on lied, under Hans Hotter's tutelage. She is well known for her interpretations of French mélodies and German lieder. Her oeuvre includes major works of baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century music. Stutzmann also plays piano, bassoon and is a chamber musician. Stutzmann debuted as a concert singer at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, 1985, in Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243). Her recital debut was the following year in Nantes. Some of her operatic performances have included: Ombra felice (Mozart's pasticcio), Radamisto (Handel), Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) and Giulio Cesare (Handel). She has sung at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Royal Festival Hall / “BBC Proms”, Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Mozarteum, the Concertgebouw, La Monnaie, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, La Scala, the Opéra de Genève and the Berliner Philharmonie.

Stutzmann performs frequently for opera, concert, recital and recording. She began performing and recording with Swedish pianist Inger Södergren in 1994. She took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record Bach's complete vocal works. Nathalie Stutzmann is Chevalier des Arts et Lettres and continues (as of 2007) to perform around the world and teach master classes.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Lieder Mendelssohn; Nathalie Stutzmann, Dalton Baldwin 1
1993 Mélodies Fauré; Nathalie Stutzmann, Catherine Collard 1
1994 The Orchestral Songs, Volume 1 Shostakovich; Luba Orgonasova, Nathalie Stutzmann, Larissa Dyadkova, Philip Langridge, Sergei Leiferkus, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
2008 Schwanengesang Franz Schubert; Inger Södergren, Nathalie Stutzmann 1
2011 Matthäus Passion: Berühmte Chöre und Arien Johann Sebastian Bach; Oelze, Stutzmann, Ainsley, Thomas Quasthoff, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1

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