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The rest of the huge cast were fabulous in a superb ensemble performance…… But the night, ultimately, belonged to Natalie Montakhab’s overwhelming, completely liberated, uninhibited, raw, sexy, and defiant Vixen: a thrilling, electric performance.Vixen, Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Scottish Opera
“exactly what a Handel voice should be”Early Music Review, London Handel Competition Final 2013
“wide awake, beautiful soprano voice of Natalie Montakhab.”Hilary Finch, The Times, Debut Solo Artist Proms 23
"Elsie Maynard gets some of the best music in this wonderful score, above all her Act 1 aria (''Tis done! I am a Bride"'). Natalie Montakhab's radiant soprano had just the right brilliance and suppleness here, and near the end of Act 2 ('A Suppliant at thy feet I fall'), her expressive singing and effortless stagecraft made for a moment of the utmost tenderness."Elsie Maynard, Yeoman of the Guard, Gilbert & Sullivan - Buxton 2019 - Nigel Simeone, Opera
Soprano Natalie Montakhab studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the RSAMD Opera School. Natalie recently made her debut at Welsh National Opera in role of Gretel Hänsel und Gretel and at English National Opera debut as The Plaintiff Trial by Jury. Most recently Natalie has sung Elsie Yeoman of the Guard and Casilda The Gondoliers on a UK tour.
As a Debut Solo Artist in Prom 23 at the Royal Albert Hall Proms, Hilary Finch (The Times) noted the “wide awake, beautiful soprano voice of Natalie Montakhab.”
Condcutors she has worked with include Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Lothar Koenigs, Stéphane Denève, Ilan Volkov, Nicholas Cleobury, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Masaaki Suzuki and Martin Fitzpatrick.
Her Operatic roles include Karolka Jenufa, Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Marzelline Fidelio, Papagena The Magic Flute, Jemmy Guillaume Tell, Vixen Příhody lišky Bystroušky, Zenna Briggs The Sunken Garden (by Michel van der Aa), Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Aminte Aminte e Fillide, Galatea Acis and Galatea, Yum Yum The Mikado and Lady Psyche Princess Ida.
Vixen in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen was her debut role at Scottish Opera, most recently Natalie has been covering Pamina The Magic Flute at Welsh National Opera.
Natalie sang in the London Handel Competition Final 2013 “exactly what a Handel voice should be” (Early Music Review) and won 2nd prize at the AESS English Song Competition. She is a Dewar Arts Awards winner and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.
For Oratorio and Concert repertoire please scroll down
|Oratorio and concert rep|
|Bach. J.S||B Minor Mass|
|Beethoven||Mass in C|
|Britten||Ceremony of Carols|
|Hymn to St Cecilia|
|Israel in Egypt|
|St Nicholas Mass|
|St Theresa Mass|
|Mass in C Minor|
|Rossini||Petite Messe Solemnelle|