Nathalie Stutzmann was promoted Chevalier de l’Ordre national du mérite by French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti after her concert with Orfeo 55 at the Arsenal in Metz yesterday evening. The Minister hereby rewards an “exceptional figure” and added “it is a great honor for me to distinguish you today: we know a few women conductors but singing and conducting at the same time and managing both careers at an international level is truly a masterstroke”.
For her new album Une cantate imaginaire, Nathalie Stutzmann has imagined an “ideal” cantata based on the most beautiful music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, including vocal arias of course, but also instrumental pieces and even chorales. Arias of gallantry or tenderness, anger, love, fear or despair… every register of expression comes together in her “Cantate imaginaire”, giving birth to an entirely work with an album constructed in a single, continuous breath. An emotional Gem.