In the largest theaters in Berlin, “Konzerthaus,” Germany celebrated the Egyptian soprano Fatima Said after receiving the "Opus Klassik" award for her first album. This award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field of classical music in Germany. Fatima deserves this award because she studied classical music and operatic singing in Germany and obtained her master's and postgraduate studies at the largest institutes in Berlin.
Soprano Fatima Said, who was born in Cairo in 1991, is a graduate of the German School of Saint Charles Borumi in Cairo. She moved to Berlin 12 years ago, aiming to enrich her artistic talent and operatic singing academically. Her fondness for operatic singing began at the age of fourteen in the Egyptian Opera House after she received her first singing lesson at the Nevin Allouba studio. Later, she got accepted at the Hans Isler School of Music in Berlin. During her stay, she won the Excellence Scholarship Award for the Fourth Unit and the Start-Up Award in 2013.
Following Fatima's BA in Music from Hans Isler School in 2013, she received a scholarship at the Academia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, to become the first Egyptian soprano to sing on this majestic stage.
During her career, Fatima Said won many international opera competitions, including the Veronica Dawn International Singing Competition in Dublin, the Leila Jenser International Opera Competition in Istanbul, and the Grand Prize in the Giulio Perotti International Competition for the First Opera in German. Last August, she received the first prize for young musicians held in Germany.
In addition to singing at the La Scala theater in Milan, Fatima Said sang at the world's most famous opera houses. She has also represented Egypt in many international festivals, including Naples, Leipzig, Berlin, Cairo, Muscat and Bonn, and festivals in Spain, Turin, and Bodrum.
The “Opus Klassik” International Prize, which takes place in Berlin in October every year, is one of the most important classical music awards. The jury consists of nine members representing the music industry and media in the world, whose mission is to choose 47 winners in 25 artistic categories.
In celebration of the award, Fatima wrote on her Facebook page on Monday: “When I came to Berlin, I did not expect that I would receive this award.”