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Born in Lebanon, Joumana El Amiouni studied music at the Kaslik Saint-Esprit University, where she studied with Badia Sabra Hadad and graduated in Occidental Music. She later taught there vocal technique and operatic singing.
A grant from the French government enabled her to continue her studies at the École normale de musique in Paris, where she obtained a diploma in lyric art and then a concert diploma. She was unanimously awarded First Prize at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire. She perfected her technique with Gemma Visser, Michelle Wegwart and Carlo Bergonzi.
Joumana El Amiouni sings a wide repertoire and regularly sings in concerts in France, in the Netherlands and in Italy. Other appearances include the Baalbeck Festival (Lebanon), Euriade Festival (Germany) and Verdi at the Festival Résonance Sacrées in Versailles. She was also invited at the Atouts Cœurs Festival and the Musicales de Rouergue in the Tarn-et-Garonne region (France).
A regular guest of various Lebanese television channels, she sings live and often talks about her passion for opera and her desire to share it with the eastern world, just like she would like to bring Lebanese art music to a wider audience.
In 2002, she joined the Paris Opera Chorus.
At the Paris Opera: Dialogues of the Carmelites (Mother Gérald), 2004; Lohengrin (a page), 2007; Louise (The Artichoke Merchant), 2007, 2008; and various roles in Madama Butterfly, 2014, and La forza del destino, 2019.
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