Soprano

Amina Edris

Askonas Holt is delighted to welcome soprano Amina Edris to the roster for general management.

(c) Cheshire Isaacs

Introduction

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. Upcoming highlights of the 2020/21 season will include Micaëla in Jean-François Sivadier’s new production of Carmen at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, under the baton of Marc Minkowski.

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). Amina previously debuted this 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.

For Amina’s full biography please download her Publicity Pack.


Press

 
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    26 Feb 20 MASSENET Manon
    Opéra de Paris

    “Amina Edris a littéralement mis la salle de l’Opéra Bastille à ses genoux grâce à son incarnation superlative du rôle-titre, tant sur le plan vocal que théâtral… Les couleurs ambrées de son timbre ne manquent pas d’attrait et, cerise sur le gâteau, son français est impeccable… Fine comédienne, Amina Edris se meut avec élégance sur le plateau et porte admirablement les luxueux costumes”

    [Translated] “Amina Edris literally brought the Opéra Bastille to their knees thanks to her unparalleled portrayal of the title-role, vocally as much as theatrically… The warm colours of her timbre lack no allure and, the cherry on the cake, her French is impeccable… A fine actress, Amina Edris moves with elegance on stage and carries her lavish costumes beautifully “
    Christian Peter, Forum Opéra, 07 Mar 2020

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    13 Dec 19 RAMEAU Les Indes galantes
    Grand-Théâtre de Genève

    “Amina Edris en Fatime, qui éblouit dans le célèbre « Papillon inconstant »”
    [Translated] “…Amina Edris as Fatime, who dazzles in the famous « Papillon inconstant »”
    Claudio Poloni, ConcertoNet, 23 Dec 2019

    “…la soprano égyptienne Amina Edris leur dame le pion auprès des spectateurs grâce à son fameux air « Papillon inconstant », qu’elle délivre de manière aussi exquise que radieuse.”
    [Translated] “…Egyptian soprano Amina Edris outshines them in the eyes of the audience thanks to her famous aria « Papillon inconstant », which she delivers in an equally exquisite and radiant way.”
    Emmanuel Andrieu, Opera Online, 28 Dec 2019

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    01 Oct 19 GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette
    San Francisco Opera

    “With Gounod’s famed “Je veux vivre” Mlle Edris took command of the stage, revising this aria from its usual status as a soprano showpiece to become the portrait of a young girl full of life, ready to fall in love. Mlle Edris possesses a beautifully coloured, burnished tone, rare for a lyric coloratura soprano, her voice fully capable of sailing through the brilliant coloratura to create a freedom of spirit that we know will soon be crushed.”
    Michael Milenski, Opera Today, 07 Oct 2019

Interviews

San Francisco Opera, October 2019
Juliet versus the aria: soprano Amina Edris tackles the infamous ‘Poison’ aria

Encore, August 2019
Amina Edris Celebrates an Artistic Homecoming With ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the San Francisco Opera

Radio New Zealand, May 2018
Pene Pati and Amina Edris: opera stars living The Elixir of Love