Fatma Said
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Fatma Said

Fatma Said Biography (BBC)

When she was fourteen years old, soprano Fatma Said took her first singing lesson, embarking on a musical journey that would take her from her home in Cairo, a city with only a limited opera scene, to the hallowed boards of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and selection as one of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists in 2016.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin in 2013, Said was awarded a scholarship to study at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, becoming the first Egyptian soprano to perform on that iconic stage. During her time at the academy, she sang the title role of Pamina in a critically acclaimed new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, directed by Peter Stein and conducted by Adam Fischer. She was hailed by critics as one of the world’s most promising young singers, with the influential Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung saying of her, “The flawless, radiant Fatma Said as Pamina is a discovery.”

Said has won several major singing competitions including the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (Dublin, 2016), the 7th Leyla Gencer International Opera Competition (Istanbul, 2012), second prize at the 16th International Robert Schumann Lied Competition (Zwickau, 2012) and the Grand Prix at the 1st Giulio Perotti International Opera Competition (Germany, 2011).

She has participated extensively in concerts, recitals and festivals in many major concert halls and opera houses across the world including Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, among others. Her roles on stage include Nannetta (Falstaff), Clorinda (children’s version of La Cenerentola), La Pastourelle (L'enfant et les sortilèges), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), 1st Ecologist (contemporary opera CO2), and Feanichton (Bataclan).

Said represented Egypt on Human Right’s Day in 2014, performing alongside Juan Diego Florez at the United Nations in Geneva. In 2016, she received an honorary award from Egypt’s National Council for Women and became the first Egyptian opera singer ever to be awarded the Creativity Award, one of Egypt’s highest accolades, for her outstanding artistic achievement on an international level.

Said currently resides in Berlin and continues to sing all over the world, performing in Egypt, Germany, France, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, Oman, Finland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Colombia, the USA, and the UK.




Fatma Said Tracks

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr)
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Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr)
Franz Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrade D.118
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Gretchen am Spinnrade D.118
Franz Schubert
Die Junge Nonne D.828
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Die Junge Nonne D.828
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Abendempfindung, K523
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Abendempfindung, K523
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Der Zauberer, K472
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Der Zauberer, K472
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Als Luise die Briefe, K520
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Als Luise die Briefe, K520
Claude Debussy
La mer est plus belle
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La mer est plus belle
Claude Debussy
L'Echelonnement des haies
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L'Echelonnement des haies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Warnung, K 433
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Warnung, K 433
George Gershwin
By Strauss
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By Strauss
Robert Schumann
7 Songs Op.90
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7 Songs Op.90
Johannes Brahms
4 Songs Op.96
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4 Songs Op.96
Johannes Brahms
49 German folk-songs, arr. for voice and piano - book 3 [nos. 15-21]
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49 German folk-songs, arr. for voice and piano - book 3 [nos. 15-21]
Johannes Brahms
5 Songs Op.72
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5 Songs Op.72
Johannes Brahms
5 Songs Op.94
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5 Songs Op.94
Johannes Brahms
9 Songs Op.63
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9 Songs Op.63
Johannes Brahms
9 Songs Op.32
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9 Songs Op.32
Johannes Brahms
4 Songs Op.70
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4 Songs Op.70
Johannes Brahms
5 Songs Op.105
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5 Songs Op.105
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis Op.39
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Liederkreis Op.39
Richard Strauss
Epheu Op.22 no.3
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Epheu Op.22 no.3
Fernando Obradors
Del cabello más sutil
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Del cabello más sutil
Claude Debussy
Le son du cor s'afflige vers les bois (from 3 Mélodies de Verlaine)
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Le son du cor s'afflige vers les bois (from 3 Mélodies de Verlaine)
Richard Strauss
Meinem Kinde
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Meinem Kinde
Hector Berlioz
Le spectre de la rose from Les nuits d'ete
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Le spectre de la rose from Les nuits d'ete
Georges Bizet
Adieux de l'hotesse arabe
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Adieux de l'hotesse arabe
Manuel de Falla
Tus ojillos negros
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Tus ojillos negros
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Das Veilchen, K476
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Das Veilchen, K476
Hector Berlioz
Zaide (Bolero) Op.19 no.1
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Zaide (Bolero) Op.19 no.1
Fernando Obradors
Del cabello mas sutil from Dos Cantores Populares
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Del cabello mas sutil from Dos Cantores Populares
Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
Robert Schumann
6 Songs Op.89
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6 Songs Op.89
William Bolcom
Black Max
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Black Max
Richard Strauss
Kornblumen Op.22 no.1
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Kornblumen Op.22 no.1
Gabriel Fauré
Apres un reve
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Apres un reve
Francis Poulenc
Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, FP122
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Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, FP122
Francis Poulenc
Les chemins de l'amour
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Les chemins de l'amour
Franz Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen D.774
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen D.774
Kurt Weill
Youkali-Tango-habanera from 'Marie Galante'
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Youkali-Tango-habanera from 'Marie Galante'
Richard Strauss
Schlagende Herzen Op.29 no.2
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Schlagende Herzen Op.29 no.2
Mohammed Abdel Wahab
Nashid al qassam
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Nashid al qassam
Maurice Ravel
Sheherazade
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Sheherazade
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-07T14:24:47
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Aug
2019
Proms 2019: Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem

Proms 2019: Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mozart & Brahms
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ef3d2m
MediaCityUK, Salford
2018-10-03T14:24:47
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3
Oct
2018
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mozart & Brahms

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mozart & Brahms

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Concert 3
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2017-11-03T14:24:47
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3
Nov
2017
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Concert 3

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Concert 3

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

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