Hailed as a “revelation” (Forum Opera) and praised for her “lustrous” tone (Opera News), soprano Amina Edris is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most exciting young stars on today’s operatic stage. Her 2021-22 season features a number of major international house and role debuts, including the roles of Violetta, Micaëla, and Rameau's effervescent La Folie.
Soprano Amina Edris was born in Egypt and raised in New Zealand. Hailed as a “revelation” (Forum Opera) and praised for her “lustrous” tone (Opera News), Amina is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most exciting young stars on today’s operatic stage. Amina’s 21/22 season began with acclaimed performances as Alice Robert le diable in Bordeaux. Highlights of the rest of the season will include house debuts at the Opéra du Rhin for Micaëla Carmen and the Canadian Opera Company and Opéra de Limoges for Violetta La Traviata, as well as a return to the Opéra de Paris as La Folie Platée.
"Edris took top honors in the cast... smart & irresistibly funny."
Amina recently “brought the Opera Bastille to their knees thanks to her unparalleled portrayal of the title- role” in Vincent Huguet’s new production of Massenet’s Manon (Forum Opera), having previously debuted the role to great critical acclaim at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. Other notable appearances in recent seasons have included her debut at the Grand-Théâtre de Genève as Fatime Les Indes galantes in a new production by Lydia Steier and a return to the San Francisco Opera for the title-role in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
In future seasons, Amina will enjoy further house debuts at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, and returns to the San Francisco Opera and the Opéra National de Bordeaux.
Equally as dazzling on the concert stage, Amina’s appearances include Fauré’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony no. 4, a gala concert at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle on tour with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.
Amina holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Canterbury New Zealand, a Masters from the Wales International Academy of Voice and a post-graduate diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After completing her studies, Amina participated in the Merola Opera Program, subsequently becoming an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera.
Her many accolades include First Prize and the Audience Prize at the inaugural Concours Bordeaux Medoc Lyrique 2018, the Deborah Riedel award at the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel canto Competition, and the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Competition.