Fatma Said: First Woman to Perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum

The celebrated Egyptian soprano, Fatma Said who has repeatedly achieved universal success is set to perform at the new state-of-the-art Grand Egyptian Museum, Joined by renowned Egyptian maestro, Nader Abbassi alongside his famous United Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fatma, who has an impressive profile full of international accomplishments, shared her extreme joy and pride to be the first female singer to lead a concert at the Grand Egyptian Museum and work side by side with the well-known orchestra led by the brilliant Nader Abbassi, whom she worked with on many occasions and is always pleased with their collaboration.

She said in the official press release “I hope we can bring a lot of joy to our beloved fans in this concert”, adding “I hope that this will be the beginning of many cultural and musical events that take place in this beautiful place.”

The phenomenal Egyptian soprano is one of Egypt’s best singers in the classical music genre. At the peak of her musical journey, the 31-year-old was named “Newcomer of the year” by BBC Music Magazine in the 16th edition of their annual awards, back in April.

Said was also the first Egyptian opera singer to be granted a scholarship at “LA Scala Academy” in Milan, and experience the honor of performing at the infamous Mozart’s Magic Flute. She had previously taken singing lessons in Cairo with Egyptian soprano, Neveen Allouba, and later on, studied Opera singing at “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.

In addition, “BBC Radio 3” selected her among the six musicians, who were chosen to participate in its New Generation Artist Scheme from the year 2016 to 2018. After that, Fatma won the Vocal Award for her debut album entitled “Al-Nour”, which was released by “warner Classics” and featured pianist Malcolm Martineau.

In 2021, she won “Best Young Artist 2021”, and became the first non-European recipient of German’s most prestigious award. Currently, the internationally renowned Soprano is an ambassador for Opera for Peace and is sponsored by the “stARTacademy of Bayer Kultur” as well.

Egyptian Maestro Nader Abbassi praised Fatma Said as one of Egypt’s upcoming stars and said she is the kind of artist that brings honor and international recognition to Egypt. He went on to express his amazement with the Grand Egyptian Museum and described it as a huge historical and civilizational building that he expects to promote Egypt’s arts and culture by hosting a variety of remarkable concerts.

The concert’s detailed program is yet to be released by the organizers, but Opera fans in Egypt are surely looking forward to the Egyptian soprano’s performance at this huge long-awaited event, and wish her the best of luck.