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NEWS

Keep up-to-date with the most recent news about Ms. Edris. For reviews and critical acclaim, click here.

La Traviata with the Canadian Opera Company 

After a successful debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at Opéra de Limoges, which was described by FORUM OPÉRA as ‘a color chart of the human soul’, Ms. Edris takes on the role once again this time she makes her house debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. Under the baton of Maestro Johannes Debus, Ms. Edris is joined by esteemed colleagues, Matthew Polenzani as Alfredo Germont, Simone Piazzola as Giorgio Germont, and Midori Marsh as Annina. This production, directed by Arin Arbus, is co-produced with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performances are set for April 23; May 01, 03, 07, 12, 18, and 20. 


Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Role Debut as Violetta in La Traviata

OPÉRA DE LIMOGES

Ms. Edris makes her third role debut of the season as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s beloved La Traviata. This production also marks her second French house debut of the season as she performs for the first time at Opéra de Limoges. Conducted by Robert Tuohy, Amina is joined by her colleagues, Nico Darmanin as Aldredo Germont, Francesco Landolfi as Giorgio Germont, and Séraphine Cotrez as Annina. Join Ms. Edris as she plays the heroine in this tragic story of an impossible love, fighting for a better future in a ruthless economic and political patriarchal system. Director Chloé Lechat sets the story in a contemporary setting. Performances will be held on February 6, 8, 10, & 12.


To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.

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Ms. Edris received rave reviews for her role debut as Alice in Robert le Diable at Opéra national de Bordeaux. Olyrix enthused, "agile voice with a round and youthful vibrato. Her tone is soft and warm tone in the midrange... Her vocalizations are precise, carried by a long breath. Her delicate legato is precise and its lines nuanced" while Opera Online called her performance "magnificent." This is Ms. Edris' second appearance in Bordeaux, having performed Manon at the opera house in 2019. 

ROLE DEBUT AS MICAËLA

IN CARMEN 

OPÉRA NATIONAL DU RHIN

Ms. Edris makes her role debut as Micaëla (Carmen), and house debut at the Opéra National du Rhin this December, as her exciting 2021/22 season continues. Under the baton of Marta Gardolińska, Amina will be joined by her colleagues, Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Antoinette Dennefeld, who alternate casts in the title role, and Edgaras Montvidas as Don José, and French baritone Régis Mengus as the bull fighter Escamillo, in Jean-François Sivadier’s iconic carnivalesque production of Carmen. Join Ms. Edris in Bizet’s fiery tale of jealousy and passion which has become a universal symbol of women's liberation.

Performances will be held on December (2021) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, & 15 in Strasbourg and January (2022) 7 & 9 in Mulhouse. 

Tickets and additional information can be found here.

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IN SONG WITH SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

Ms. Edris features in the latest episode of “In Song” created by San Francisco Opera. Filmed in Cairo, Egypt, where Ms. Edris was born, she speaks about what sparked her interest in classical music, her childhood, and the influence of her family, and, in particular, her uncle Mamdouh Edris who introduced her to Oum Kalthoum, Rachmaninoff and Maria Callas. The singer reflects upon how growing up as an immigrant, she was constantly faced with a search for belonging, and as a consequence, music became her home. Filmed on location at the Dahab Island Palace, Amina performs Oum Kalthoum’s classic Ghannili Shway Shway with her uncle on Oud, as well as Bizet’s Adieux de l’hotesse arabe with pianist Amir Awad.


Tune in to an exclusive interview on the making of this “In Song” episode between Amina and director and executive producer Elena Park on December 9th at 2 pm PST. More information on how to register can be found here.

ROLE DEBUT AS ALICE IN ROBERT LE DIABLE

Ms. Edris received rave reviews for her role debut as Alice in Robert le Diable at Opéra national de Bordeaux. Olyrix enthused, "agile voice with a round and youthful vibrato. Her tone is soft and warm tone in the midrange... Her vocalizations are precise, carried by a long breath. Her delicate legato is precise and its lines nuanced" while Opera Online called her performance "magnificent." This is Ms. Edris' second appearance in Bordeaux, having performed Manon at the opera house in 2019. 

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L'OPÉRA NATIONAL DE BORDEAUX

 

MS. EDRIS TAKES TOP PRIZES AT CONCOURS BORDEAUX MÉDOC LYRIQUE

L'OPÉRA NATIONAL DE BORDEAUX

November 2018

Ms. Edris was awarded the Premier Prix Feminin, the top prize in the women's division, at the Concours Bordeaux Médoc Lyrique. She was also named the sole winner of the Prix du Public, an award measured by audience vote . The competition took place at the Grand Théâtre du Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. The final round of the competition can be viewed via the link below.

AMINA & PENE: ADINA & NEMORINO

NEW ZEALAND OPERA

May 2018

Ms. Edris is joined by her husband, renowned tenor Pene Pati, onstage, bringing their natural charisma and warmth to the roles of Nemorino and Adina in New Zealand Opera's 2018 production of L'elisir d'amore. Wyn Davies conducts Simon Phillip’s revival.

AUCKLAND:

May 31, June 2, 7, 9

2018

WELLINGTON:

June 23, 26, 28, 30

2018

ALL IN THE FAMILY FOR THREE YOUNG OPERA SINGERS

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

May 24, 2017

"At center stage will be Pene Pati, the brilliant young tenor who is making his first starring appearance with the company, singing the licentious Duke of Mantua. Amid the swirl of the Duke’s party will be soprano Amina Edris, Pati’s wife of a year and a half, as the Countess Ceprano. And somewhere else in the scrum, Pati’s brother Amitai will be on hand as the courtier Borsa.

'It’s incredibly unique to have all three of us on stage at the same time,' says Edris, her enthusiasm practically boiling over. 'How often do you see three family members together on the stage of an A-level opera house?'"