Norah Amsellem

56aabe204113aNorah Amsellem has regularly performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Wiener Staatsoper; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Opéra National de Paris; San Francisco Opera; Bayerische Stastsoper; Berlin Staatsoper; Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Teatro Real, Madrid; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; and Teatro alla Scala, Milano – collaborating with many of the world’s leading conductors including James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, James Conlon, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim.

In the future, Norah Amsellem’s repertoire will include the title roles of Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Suor Angelica, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Luisa Miller as well as Nedda Pagliacci, Amelia Grimaldi Simon Boccanegra and Amelia Un Ballo in Maschera.

Her recent appearances have included the title role of Massenet’s Manon for the Wiener Staatsoper with Jonas Kaufmann and Roberto Alagna; Mimi La bohème for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Opera Philadelphia; Musetta La bohème for Seattle Opera and Teatro Regio, Torino; Marguerite Faust for Opera de Las Palmas; Liu Turandot for Cincinnati Opera; Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta/Stella Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Opéra Royal de Versailles and Seattle Opera and Desdemona Otello for Opera Philadelphia.

Norah Amsellem has particularly distinguished herself as Violetta in La Traviata, a role she has sung at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Wiener Staastoper; Bayerische Staatsoper; Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Teatro Real, Madrid; Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville; Opera di Genova; Fondazione Petruzzelli, Bari and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. The production of La Traviata in Madrid was filmed for DVD by BBC Opus Arte, staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi, this DVD was awarded the prestigious Gramophone Award.

Norah Amsellem is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Programme and won several prestigious international vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the NATS competition, the Marian Anderson Competition, and the Veronica Dunne International Voice Competition.


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