Stutzmann, Nathalie, French contralto; b. Suresnes, May 6, 1965. She studied at the Nancy Cons. and with Hans Hotter, Christa Ludwig, and Daniel Ferro in Paris. After becoming a laureate at the Brussels vocal competition in 1983, she attracted notice at her operatic debut in Dido and Aeneas at the Paris Opéra in 1986. She subsequently concentrated on a career as a soloist with the leading orchs. on both sides of the Atlantic and as a recitalist. Her engagements in opera took her to many of the major French music centers. She was particularly known for her portrayal of Debussy’s Geneviève, which she sang not only in France but in Bonn (1991), Venice (1995), and Brussels (1996).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire