Soprano

Fatma Said

“The flawless radiant Fatma Said is a discovery…”
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

www.fatmasaid.com

  • Winner of The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competiton 2016

 

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Introduction

Egyptian soprano, Fatma Said, has established a reputation as an extraordinarily gifted musician and is a former member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.

Fatma has not only distinguished herself in opera houses and on concert stages, but also in a humanitarian capacity, regularly representing her home country as an ambassador for culture and education.

This season, as well as her New Generation Artist commitments, Fatma performs Die Schöpfung at Tonhalle Düsseldorf,  Strauss lieder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Birmingham, plus performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Omer Meir Wellber. Fatma will give recitals in Perth, Leeds, Dresden, Bonn, Mallorca, and at Wigmore Hall. Fatma will make her debut at the Salzburg MozartWoche a production of Mozart’s T.H.A.M.O.S by La Fura del Baus, and will give gala concerts at The United Nations in Geneva, and in Muscat with Juan Diego Flórez.

Recent highlights include L’Amour in the new John Fulljame/Hofesh Schechter Orphée et Eurydice at Teatro alla Scala, her Wigmore Hall debut as part of the BBC Radio 3 lunchtime series; concerts in Lucerne, Vienna and Salzburg with Rolando Villazón, and performances and recording of Mahler 8 at Tonhalle Düsseldorf with Adam Fischer.

In 2016, she made her sensational role debut at Teatro alla Scala as Pamina in Peter Stein’s critically-acclaimed new production of Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Adam Fischer. The production, in which Fatma was described as “luminous” “warm and mature” and full of “incredible depth”, was broadcast by ARTE and has since been released on DVD.

 


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Performance Schedule

13 Apr 2019 20:30
Schloss Elmau, KRUN

Soprano: Fatma Said
Piano: Joseph Middleton

27 Apr 2019 13:00
Leeds College of Music, LEEDS

Soprano: Fatma Said
Piano: Joseph Middleton

19 May 2019 18:00
Theatre Olympia, ARCACHON

MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
Interval
MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

Soprano: Fatma Said
Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

21 May 2019 20:30
Theatre Auditorium Poitiers TAP, POITIERS

MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
Interval
MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

Soprano: Fatma Said
Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

22 May 2019 20:30
Abbaye aux Dames - Academies Musicale de Saintes, SAINTES CDEX

MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
Interval
MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

Soprano: Fatma Said
Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

23 May 2019 20:30
Abbaye de l'Epau, LE MANS

MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
Interval
MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

Soprano: Fatma Said
Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

24 May 2019 20:30
Theatre de l'Archipel, PERPIGNAN

MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade

Soprano: Fatma Said
Conductor: Louis Langrée
Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

29 May 2019 20:00
Schloss Wackerbarth, city TBC

Soprano: Fatma Said
Piano: Matthias Veit

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    20:30 13 Apr 2019 Schloss Elmau, KRUN

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Piano: Joseph Middleton

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    13:00 27 Apr 2019 Leeds College of Music, LEEDS

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Piano: Joseph Middleton

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    18:00 19 May 2019 Theatre Olympia, ARCACHON

    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
    Interval
    MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
    MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

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    20:30 21 May 2019 Theatre Auditorium Poitiers TAP, POITIERS

    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
    Interval
    MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
    MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

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    20:30 22 May 2019 Abbaye aux Dames - Academies Musicale de Saintes, SAINTES CDEX

    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
    Interval
    MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
    MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

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    20:30 23 May 2019 Abbaye de l'Epau, LE MANS

    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade
    Interval
    MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye
    MAURICE RAVEL La Valse

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

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    20:30 24 May 2019 Theatre de l'Archipel, PERPIGNAN

    MAURICE RAVEL Shéhérazade

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Conductor: Louis Langrée
    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

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    20:00 29 May 2019 Schloss Wackerbarth, city TBC

    Soprano: Fatma Said
    Piano: Matthias Veit

Press

 
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    22 Feb 19 PUCCINI Suor Angelica Boston Symphony Orchestra (debut)
    Symphony Hall

    “The supporting cast was uniform in its excellence, from Fatma Said as a winsome Sister Genovieffa to Dana Beth Miller and MaryAnn McCormick as the imperious Abbess and Monitor. Boston’s own Lorelei Ensemble filled out the ranks of nuns, lending their psalms and lighthearted banter a silvery sheen.”
    Zoë Madonna, bostonglobe

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    19 Dec 18 Wigmore Hall Recital, London
    The Times ★★★★★

    “The Egyptian soprano’s wide-ranging choice of material displayed wit, spice and plenty of polish”
    ” Said, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, had held the audience in the palm of her hand for two hours — no matter which of the six languages she was singing in”

    “She didn’t skimp on profundity when it was there to be found. Ravel’s trio of “oriental” songs, Shéhérazade, was voiced with musky élan, Said confident in her smoky low range and pungent word-painting, culminating in a commandingly haughty L’indifférent. And her Strauss selection travelled memorably from a heart-rending Allerseelen to the sweetness of Schlagende Herzen. Here, she sounded more than a little like the late, great Lisa della Casa in the combination of brightness of expression and warmth of tone.”

    “We headed south, to Italian nuggets by Catalani and Leoncavallo, then to Spain, where Said was also fantastically expressive: a weepy number by Fernando Obradors was sentimental stuff, but it was taken seriously here and not overmilked. Manuel de Falla’s Your Dark Eyes had real bite and allowed Said to travel into more dramatic territory.”
    Neil Fisher, The Times

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    28 Feb 18 GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice
    Teatro alla Scala

    “The night’s biggest revelation was not about the power of music or any meditation on love or impulse, though; it was Fatma Said as Amor. I first encountered this jewel of as a bewitching Pamina on a DVD of La Scala’s production of Zauberflöte last year. Done up in a gold suit and biting into the music with flair, Said’s Amor was a sexy gamekeeper instead of bow-wielding cherub. Her rich but agile voice, full of colors and overtones not unlike Sondra Radvanovsky’s but with more polish, was a pleasure to listen to and represents a real boon for the theater’s Academy.”
    Harry Rose, Parterre

    “Fatma Said was a puckish Amour.”
    James Imam, The Financial Times

    “Bravissima Fatma Said (già ottima Pamina alla Scala) nel completo d’oro di Amour, un’aggraziata e spiritosa messaggera degli dei.”
    Stefano Jacini, Giorno della Musica