Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Joana Mallwitz
“I am very happy to be able to work with musicians from different backgrounds and to sing music by composers from all over the world. Music connects us all; it is our common denominator. I love that we find a moment of peace with one another when we experience music together.” – Fatma Said
Fatma Said, born in Cairo, has long felt at home at the Gendarmenmarkt, having studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.
The week of March 6-12 is indeed an entire "Week with Fatma Said": whether she's interpreting baroque arias with "Il Giardino Armonico," "On the Road to Egypt" with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under Alondra de la Parra, or discussing the kinship between musical and athletic excellence in a roundtable discussion - take the opportunity to get to know the young soprano from unexpected sides as well.
Fatma Said took her first singing lessons in her hometown of Cairo at the age of 14, before studying in Berlin with Renate Faltin and becoming a member of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The internationally multi-award-winning soprano has won, among other prizes, the Grand Prix at the Giulio Perotti Singing Competition, two BBC Music Magazine Awards and two prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards in 2021, as well as an Opus Klassik in the “Young Artist Singing” category for her debut album “El Nour”. In recent years, she has sung in numerous concerts and recitals around the world, performing at festivals and in the world’s great concert halls and opera houses. Recent engagements include Pamina in La Scala Milan’s “Magic Flute” for the inauguration of the Shangyin Opera House Shanghai and her debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Mozart’s “Requiem” during the BBC Proms. Fatma Said is an ambassador for “Opera for Peace” and is supported by the stART academy of Bayer Kultur. She has been an exclusive artist of Warner Classics since 2019.