This article from Opera Today explains that Natalie Dessay is tired of opera, for now anyway, and is taking a sabbatical in 2015. This is pathetic. Don't get the wrong idea. Natalie isn't pathetic, but we can't help agreeing with her.
I personally think it's very hard to be a girl singer. You just don't get any respect. Everybody thinks they know more than you do, even if you're Natalie Dessay. I have long thought that this was the explanation for the career of Cecilia Bartoli. Sigh.