CAIRO – 7 April 2020: Farrah el-Dibany will participate in Global Hope Festival’s initiative by performing a live concert on her official Instagram account on April 8 at 7 p.m.
Global Hope Festival’s initiative is tailor made to donate to the Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organisation.
‘’I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining @globalhopefestival‘s initiative to keep music alive during the current situation by giving a live concert on my Instagram!
My dear colleague and friend @edliddall from the Paris Opera House @operadeparis will accompany me on the piano from London, while I will be singing some of my favourite Lied/artsong repertoire from Geneva!
Thank you @globalhopefestival for inviting me to join this wonderful initiative, not just to keep music alive between us, connecting us, but also for giving us the chance to contribute to a #fundraising initiative to donate to the #covid -Solidarity Response Fund for the @who 🌷Wait for me this Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. (CET) live on my Instagram! Looking forward to your comments and feedback during my concert!"
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Farrah El Dibany @farrah_el_dibany will perform for Global Hope Festival on Wednesday, April 8 – 19h CET. A multiple award winner, the Egyptian mezzosoprano has been awarded the Opera Award 2019 as Uprising Opera Singer of Paris Opera Studio by @arop_operadeparis. She will be accompanied remotely by pianist Edward Lidall @edliddall, also a member of the Paris Opera Studio. Farrah has performed as #Carmen at Neukoellner Oper (@neukoellneroper) in Berlin and twice at the Opera festival in Glatt, and recently performed in Die Fledermaus as #Orlofsky at the Opera National de Paris (@operadeparis), as well as Kate Julian in Owen Wingrave, Süsse Mädl in Reigen, Beatrice in Beatrice et Benedict, and #Charlotte in Werther. She has recently given a concert at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (@bibliotheca.alexandrina), appeared in a Trailer celebrating the Partnership between Opera de Paris and @devialet in 2018, and collaborated at the Biennale dell’arte 2017 (@labiennale) in Venice. Farrah will enlighten us with her velvety tone of voice next Wednesday. Follow her now! #opera #jointhepause #globalhopefestival #andràtuttobene #iorestoacasa #yomequedoencasa #quarantinemusic #stayhome #songsofcomfort #classicalmusic #keepthemusicgoing
Dibany received the Hassan Kamy award from Manial Palace Festival in November 2019. She was the first ever to receive this award. She took it after giving a recital with Egyptian pianist Seif Mohie at the festival.
"Truly honored to be the first ever to receive the Hassan Kamy award after giving a recital with Egyptian pianist Seif Mohie at the Manial Palace Festival, and even happier to have been handed the award by Prince Abbas Helmy and internationally acclaimed Egyptian pianist Ramzi Yassa.
"Thanks to the Manial_Palace_Festival for putting this great festival together," Dibany previously wrote on her official Instagram account.
Dibany is the first Egyptian to win the Prix Lyrique de l’AROP, the best opera singer award from the Paris Opera House, according to Opera de Paris.
This important annual international award is dedicated to uprising opera singers and is granted to one female and one male soprano. She sang a song from “Carmen” by Bizet at the awards ceremony in the presence of Egyptian and French officials.
Dibany joined the Paris Opera House in 2016. She is the first Egyptian resident of the Paris Opera House.
In 2017, Dibany performed alongside Opera singer Jean-Francois Marras in a concert to celebrate a partnership between the National Paris Opera House and Huawei.
She went to different classical institutions to represent the venue, including the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Biennale dell’Arte at the French Pavilion in Venice, the Cairo Opera House and Alexandria Opera House. Also, she was awarded the Wagner Prize for excellence in opera.
On her official facebook page, Dibany said she feels honoured to appear in a trailer that celebrates her partnership with the National Paris Opera house. The trailer was directed by a team led by Audrey Mascina.
Her mezzo-soprano performance in "Carmen" in 2015 got her the “Best Upcoming Young Opera Singer” title, based on a survey generated by the “Opernwelt” magazine yearbook.
Dibany is a jury member at the German music competition Jugend Musiziert in the national round of the Eastern Mediterranean region.