With her performances described as "human, multi-faceted, emotional and real", Canadian Mezzo, Natalie Burdeny is a versatile and sought-after performer. This summer she made her Italian Debut at Teatro degli Avvaloranti with International Opera Theater where she created the role of Old Camille in the World Premier of Camille Claudel, a new opera composed by Maestro Gianmaria Griglio.
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Her repertoire includes; Title Role (Carmen), Camille Claudel - Vecchia (Camille Claudel), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Dinah (Trouble In Tahiti), Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Mercedes (Carmen), Hata (Prodaná Nevesta), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and La Mère d'Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).
Her debut in the title role of Carmen, was described by Hilary Clark (Review Contributor - Opera Canada Magazine) as"... perfect for the part of Carmen. She showed an enviable understanding of the role, careful use of the many nuances of her vocal arsenal, to portray the vagaries of Carmen's personality. Her card scene was particularly memorable as she was able to counter-point the darkness of her fate against the frivolity of sopranos Frasquita and Mercedes".
Natalie performs frequently in concerts and recitals, including oratorio. In 2009, she was the Mezzo Soloist in a performance of Verdi's Requiem with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Neil Weisensel.
Praised for her "warm mezzo" (Opera Canada – 2006), Natalie is a two time recipient of the Vicky Modeland Ridgewell Memorial Scholarship for Most Outstanding Mezzo Soprano. She has studied extensively with Canadian Soprano Heidi Klassen and is currently working with International Mezzo Soprano Victoria Livengood where she continues to hone her skills as singing actress.
© Natalie Burdeny 2013