Over the weekend, Nathalie Stutzmann made her conducting debut with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España (the Spanish National Orchestra), with highly successful performances of Lalo’s Ouverture du Roi d’Ys, Bizet’s L‘Arlésienne: Suites No.1 & 2 and Berlioz’s Les nuits d‘été, joined by highly acclaimed countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.
Nathalie is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time, with parallel careers as both contralto and conductor.
Nathalie’s plans during the 2016/17 season include further conducting debuts with London Philharmonic Orchestra (with Robin Tritschler), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Theater Orchester Biel, as well as return visits to Mito Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonia, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.
She will also conduct Tannhäuser at Monte-Carlo Opera, an immediate invitation following her 2014 success with L’elisir d’amore. Projects with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, where Nathalie is Associate Artist, have included performances of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Khatia Buniatishvili.