Born in Egypt, Amina Edris was a member of the San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, where she made her debut as Norina in Don Pasquale.
She then joined the Adler Fellowship Program (In young artists residency) at San Francisco Opera, where she performed roles such as Frasquita in Carmen, the Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Annina in La Traviata, while deepening her approach to major soprano roles such as the title role in Manon, Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Musetta in La Boheme. She took part in the creation of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber.
In 2018, she won the First Prize and the Audience Prize of the Bordeaux Médoc Lyrical Competition. She has also distinguished herself in competitions such as the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Competition, the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald's Operatic Aria Competition, the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition 2016, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She graduated from the University of Canterbury and the San Francisco Conservatory and also studied at Dennis O'Neill's Wales International Academy of Voice.
Recent performances include Glycère (Gounod's Sapho) with the Washington Concert Opera, Adina (L’Elisir d’amore) with the New Zealand Opera, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) in San José, Tina (Jonathan Dove's Flight) with Opera Parallèle (San Francisco), Serpina (Pergolesi's La Serva padrona) at the Christchurch Arts Festival (New Zealand). She made her European debut in 2019 in the title role of Manon at the Opéra national de Bordeaux and Fatime in Les Indes galantes at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and in 2020 again in Manon at the Paris Opera.
During the 2021/22 season she performed Alice in Robert the Devil at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Micaela in Carmen at the Opéra national du Rhin, Violetta in La Traviata at the Opéra de Limoges and the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. In summer 2022, Amina Edris will debute the role of Adalgisa (Norma) in concert at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
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