The Egyptian Mezzosoprano started piano lessons at the age of 10. When she was 14 she started voice lessons with Dr. Neveen Allouba and then she pursued her studies at the Hfm Hanns-Eisler in Berlin with Martin Bruns and Prof. Janet Williams, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. She recently finished her Masters of Opera at the University of Arts Berlin, studying with renowned Opera Singer Markus Brück. Simultaneously, she pursued her studies of architecture at the Technichal University of Berlin, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree.
She joined the Arts Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2005 where she has since participated in many concerts with its orchestra. Being a student of the German school in Alexandira, she was able to join the “Jugend Musiziert” competitions, where she has won various prizes. She also recieved the first prize at the singing competition of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture and the 3rd prize at the international singing competition of “Guilio Perotti” in Germany.
She also participated in several masterclasses with Renate Faltin, David Jones, Horiana Branistenau, Lorraine Disimone, Ann Murray, Luciana D'intino, Ildar Abdrazakov. She also won a scholarship to attend a masterclass with Tom Krause in Finland, where she performed at the Savonnlina Opera Festival.
Furthemore, Farrah participated in the recording of Sherif Mohie El Din's Oratorio “The Book of the Dead” taken from the original Pharaonic verses, sung in the Hieroglyphic language.

Since her studies at the Hanns-Eisler, Farrah performed the role of “Amastre” in Händel's “Xerxes” , “Martha” in Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta", “Orfeo” of Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice", “Orlofsky” in J.Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" and " Ramiro" in Mozart's "La finta giardiniera".
She has performed in all major venues in Cairo and Alexandria, giving her debut at the Cairo Opera House in 2003 in L.Delibe's opera “ Lakme” , where she sang the role of “Mrs. Bentson” in a joint production of the Opera House Saint Etienne.
Since then, she performed the “2nd Dame” in Mozart's “Die Zauberflöte", first time to be performed in Egyptian Arabic, followed by " Cornelia" of Händel's " Cesare in Egitto" at the Cairo Opera House, “Dido” of Purcell's “Dido and Aeneas”, first at Radialsystem V Berlin and then at the Marburger Schlossfestspiele.
In 2015, she staged the role of “Carmen” in Bizet's opera "Carmen" at the Neukoellner Oper in Berlin. Her performance was enthusiastically acclaimed by audience and press, in Udo Badelt's (TAGESSPIEGEL) words “vocally sensational, being the peek of the evening, Farrah is a voluminous Mezzo, burgundy, smoky timbre, oriental, mystic, dalidaesk” and according to BERLINER ZEITUNG “ an adaptable wonderful velvety powerful Mezzo-soprano”.
Later that year she was nominated by one of the critics in the critic's survey in the yearbook of the “Opernwelt” magazine as the best Upcoming Young Opera Singer for her outstanding performance as the titelrole in Bizet’s opera "Carmen".

Farrah is a current jury member of the German music competition” Jugend Musiziert” at the national round of the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Her very recent productions were the role of "Pyhtia" of the contemporary composer Aribert Reiman's " Melusine" accompanied by the Brandenburger Symphonic Orchestra and "Kate Julian" of Benjamin Britten's opera " Owen Wingrave" at the Amphitheatre of Opera Bastille Paris.
As of September 2016, she is a resident artist at the Académie of the national Opera House of Paris.

Farrah was recently chosen amongst another 10 singers to participate in the ZAV  Nachwuchsvorsingen for the DEUTSCHE BÜHNENVEREIN at the Staatsoperette Dresden.

In summer 2017 Farrah will be performing again the titlerole of Bizet's  "Carmen" at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.

Biography

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