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Promotional photograph of Amina Edris
Promotional photograph of Amina Edris


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Mathieu  Levan

Mathieu Levan

Assistant Artist Manager


General management with Askonas Holt

About Amina

Soprano Amina Edris has been hailed as a “revelation” (Forum Opera) and praised for her “lustrous” tone (Opera News). Born in Egypt and raised in New Zealand, she has blended her cultural background to create her own unique artistic identity, performing a variety of roles ranging from baroque music to world premieres with a focus on French repertoire. Recent career highlights include Manon and Juliette at the Opéra national de Paris, Cleopatra in the world premiere of John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra at San Francisco Opera, and Alice in the acclaimed recording of Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable.

Amina is based in Paris, France

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General management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Oct 2023
Canadian Opera Company, Toronto
Puccini La boheme (Mimi)
Dec 2023
Teatro San Carlo, Naples
Puccini Turandot (Liu)
Jan 2024
Opera de Toulon
Massenet Thais (Thais)



Selected Repertoire

AdamsAnthony & Cleopatra (Cleopatra)
BelliniNorma (Adalgisa)
CharpentierLouise (Louise)
DebussyPelléas et Mélisande (Mélisande)
GounodRoméo et Juliette (Juliette)   •   Faust (Marguerite)
MeyerbeerLe prophète (Berthe)   •   Robert le Diable (Alice)
MozartCosì fan tutte (Fiordiligi)   •   Don Giovanni (Elvira)
PucciniLa boheme (Mimi) (Musetta)   •   Turandot (Liu)   •   La Rondine (Madga)
VerdiLa Traviata (Violetta)   •   



  • La boheme

    Canadian Opera Company (Toronto)
    Oct 2023
    • Amina Edris and Pene Pati appear as doomed lovers, Mimi and Rodolfo. The two are exceptionally well-paired. Generously supported by de Souza and company, the Egyptian-born, New Zealand soprano elicits a profound measure of authenticity, tinting her performance with expressions of stunningly original pianissimo and meticulously considered tempi. Innocence given voice. Pati’s Rodolfo, by way of contrast, is all impetuousness and hyperbole and tumultuous counterpoint. The pair’s treatment of Puccini’s supremely affecting Act III duet, Dunque è proprio finita! (“So, it’s all over!”) soaring and bittersweet, is a moment not soon forgotten.

    • One couldn’t have hoped for a more appealing pair of lovers than Pene Pati and Amina Edris. The Samoan-born Pati possesses one of the most beautiful tenor voices I’ve heard in years. Egyptian-born Amina Edris’ lush lyric soprano is a joy, with warm timbre and natural trills. Unsurprisingly, they’re also a couple in real life, no doubt explaining how their chemistry is so intoxicating. The pair positively exude charisma, and Pati’s charm is life-affirming. Both are such convincing actors that it’s hard to take one’s eyes off them. The Act I sequence of “Che gelida manina”, “Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “O soave fanciulla” were moments of pure bliss.