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Tamara Bounazou started studying singing at the age of 5 at the Montbéliard Conservatory, her home town. She graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in 2019.
She made her stage debut at the age of 17 as Colette in Grétry's Le Mariage d'Antonio. She went on to perform the roles of Diane in Charpentier's Actéon, Laurette in Bizet's Le Docteur Miracle, Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
In 2019, she was selected to be part of the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers' Project where she sang Dircé’s First handmaid in Cherubini's Médée. Her Vienna performance at the Schloßtheater Schönbrunn include Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel, the Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Carolina in Cimarosa's The Secret Wedding.
In 2020, she made her debut as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Rouen and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Recently, she was Bellangère in Ariane et Barbe-Bleue at the Opéra national de Lorraine. She made her Paris Opera debuts in Platée as l'Amour and Clarine in 2022.
Winner of numerous competitions, Tamara Bounazou won the CFPL Prize for Best Newcomer at the Marseille International Singing Competition in 2018. The following year, she won the Operetta Prize at the Theater an der Wien as part of the Otto Edelmann Competition.
She also founded the duo ‘Moine ou Voyou’ with the pianist Anna Giorgi. They won the First Prize as well as the ADAMI Prize, the SACEM Prize, the Bullukian Foundation Prize and the Grandes écoles Prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition.
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