'Contralto': Nathalie Stutzmann on singing and conducting

Friday, January 15, 2021

The French contralto discusses her new Erato album and her burgeoning career as a conducting

Nathalie Stutzmann releases a new Erato recording of Baroque arias written for her voice-type: 'Contralto'. Conducting her orchestra, Orfeo 55, she explores arias written for some of the star contraltos of the day by Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Gasparini and Caldara (including five world-premiere recordings).

James Jolly spoke to Nathalie Stutzmann during rehearsals with Norway's Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra of which she is Chief Conductor; she's also recently been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Gramophone's 2020 Orchestra of the Year, the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Photo: Stephanie Slama

 

And listen to the album, 'Contralto', on Apple Music

 

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