Arts & Culture

Egyptian Soprano Fatma Said Wins International Singing Competition

Egyptian Soprano Fatma Said Wins International Singing Competition

Egyptian soprano singer Fatma Said has won the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin, Ireland, landing at the top of the competition’s six finalists.

24-year-old Said performed three arias, accompanied by the Wexford Festival Opera, according to Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

The competition hosted singers representing 180 countries, with only six singers reaching the final stage.

“I can’t remember a time when I fell in love with singing. I always loved singing and I always loved music, particularly music, because I came to love opera at a later stage of my life. I must say that being at a German school in Cairo helped me a lot to develop a taste of classical music,” Said told RTÉ.

Since making her debut at the Cairo Opera House at the age of 14, Said has performed at various events and venues, including the Royal Opera House of Muscat and at the United Nations in Geneva.

She won two prizes at the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition in Turkey in 2012, in addition to various other awards and accolades.

She is also one of ten individuals worldwide and the first Egyptian to be awarded a scholarship to attend La Scala Academy in Milan.

Three Egyptian Novels Among Nominees for International Prize for Arab Fiction
Egypt Screens Controversial Movie 'The Danish Girl' on Earliest Sex-Change Operations

Subscribe to our newsletter

Arts & Culture

More in Arts & Culture

Ati Metwaly after receiving an award for her story 'Music against all odds' published in Al Ahram Weekly in November 2015. (Photo: CNN African Journalist Award's website)

Egyptian Journalist Wins CNN African Journalist Award

Aya NaderOctober 17, 2016

French-Egyptian Citizen Returns Golden Mummy Mask to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsOctober 6, 2016
mohamed khan

Art-House Theater Zawya to Honor Late Egyptian Filmmaker Mohamed Khan in Six-Day Film Screening

Egyptian StreetsOctober 3, 2016
Malawi Museum after being looted in August 2013.

Egypt’s Malawi Museum Reopened Three Years After Being Torched

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2016

Egypt Requires Approval from Antiquities, Culture Ministries for Building, Renovating Statues

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 8, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 12.59.36 PM

Google Doodle Commemorates Iconic Egyptian Actor Fouad El-Mohandes

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 6, 2016
Part of a panel from a version of the Book of the Dead. Photo: Dalya Alberge

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts Translated into English for the First Time in a Book

Egyptian StreetsAugust 25, 2016
Photos: Paul Burston

Ancient Egyptian Mummified Head ‘Brought Back to Life’ in Australia

Egyptian StreetsAugust 23, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.