Born in Tokyo of diplomat parents during a raging typhoon, Canadian soprano Natalie Choquette is a rather unique multilingual classical entertainer who presents opera with an irresistible humorous twist. Her show, “Whoever said opera was boring?”, has delighted audiences across the planet and won over many new opera fans.
Awarded many prizes (including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa) for democratizing opera, Natalie Choquette loves to create and portray colorful zany divas (such as “La Fettucini from il Teatro Bolognese”) dressed in outrageous costumes, singing the most famous and beautiful opera arias while interacting with the audience, the musicians and even the Maestro!
No other first-class soprano in the world will be found impeccably singing Verdi while doing a head stand on a piano or rendering a tear-jearking interpretation of Puccini’s “Nessun dorma” while eating spaghetti and gargling with wine.
As well at ease at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Vienna Symphonics or in cathedrals with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as in arenas with the “Night of the Proms, at the “Just for Laughs Festival” in Montreal, with the Roncalli Circus in “Clowns in Concert” or in charming theatres with her pianist, this artist is an act in herself.
Her beautiful crystal-clear voice and unique sense of humor have touched many souls and uplifted many spirits around the world.
Her secret? Natalie Choquette just sings her love of people, life and music with all her heart.
In 1993, she dares to combine her great sense of humour to the opera. The formula became magic with the creation of her first character as a funny diva, La Fettucini, for which she received the crowds and the critics acclaims.