Amira Selim was born in Cairo, the daughter of pianist Marcelle Matta and painter Ahmed Fouad Selim. After studying piano, ballet and painting, she started voice training and Italian repertoire in Italy with soprano Gabriella Ravazzi. After graduating from the Cairo Conservatoire, she received a scholarship from the French Government to study with soprano Caroline Dumas at the l’École Normale de Musique de Paris. Amira won also the first prize winner at the international competition of Orvieto, Italy.

Selim started her career as a member and soloist at the Cairo Opera company, where she presented her leading role in Rossini’s Opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia". It was followed by a number of other productions such as Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” and Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.

Amira featured in many leading roles in Italy, at the Mancinelli Theatre in Orvieto. For her debut in France, she interpreted the title role of opera “Lakme" by Leo Delibes at the opera of Rennes.  Amira also sang in ten performances “Carmina Burana" at the Palais des Congres, Paris and performed "Ophélie" in “Hamlet” by Ambroise Thomas at the Opera Saint Etienne, France, “Queen of the Night” in Mozart's “Magic Flute” in Paris, Lille, Biarritz, Nantes and Marseille. Amira was also featured with Orchestre National de Bretagne in France through many performances. She participated in "Mozart l'Egyptien" at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, as well as in the Vienna Festival “Spirits of Mozart".

Amira played the title Role in “Praxa”, the Egyptian musical composed by Hisham Gabr at the Royal Opera of Muscat, Oman. Her future artistic calendar includes; the title role in the opera Galathee by Victor Massé with the Company Loiseleur in Paris and a series of concerts with Orchestra National de Bretagne to be presented  around France.


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