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Nathalie Stutzmann

Nathalie Stutzmann

French opera singer and conductor
Nathalie Stutzmann is a French contralto and, in her later career, conductor.Wikipedia
BornMay 6, 1965
HometownSuresnes, France
ParentsChristiane Stutzmann
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Nathalie Stutzmann become second woman to conduct at Bayreuth, 2 years after gender barrier broken

  • Two years after the debut of the Bayreuth Festival’s first female conductor, Nathalie Stutzmann became the second to lead a Richard Wagner opera in the Festpielhaus' famous covered pit. The 58-year-old former contralto, fresh off her first season as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director, drew a luminous performance of “Tannhäuser” on Friday night in a revival of the Tobias Kratzer 2019 production — the one featuring the title character in a clown suit and a murder in a Burger King parking lot. “It’s good news to be second,” Stutzmann said.
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