IMG Artists is delighted to welcome the French-American soprano Sandra Hamaoui to its roster for general management. Praised for her “silvery soprano…, beautiful high notes and great ease in delivery” (Opera Wire), Ms Hamaoui will be represented by Artist Manager Solal del Castillo.
Ms Hamaoui earned her Bachelor of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin aged only 24. She has earned acclaim for her recent debuts in title role Roméo et Juliette with l’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and Lisa La Sonnambula, under the direction of Rolando Villazon and Ricardo Frizza. Of her Juliette, Première Loge writes that she is, “an enchantment, the smile displayed by the singer on her face reflected in her voice, which unfolds the difficult coloraturas of her entrance with ease and lightness. The soprano’s voice is particularly interesting: her copper reflections, sometimes somewhat dark, are not those of a light soprano, but rather of a lirico …A quality performance, very endearing, extremely favorably welcomed by the public.”
In 2023/24, Ms Hamaoui makes several notable debuts: as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, as Lisette in Christof Loy’s Opernhaus Zürich season-opener, La Rondine, and as Sophie in Werther. As an ensemble member at Opernhaus Zürich, Ms. Hamaoui appeared as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gilda in Rigoletto, Constance in a new production of Les Dialogues des Carmèlites, Nanetta in Falstaff under the baton of music director Gianandrea Noseda, and Gretel in Robert Carsten’s new production of Hänsel und Gretel.
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