Ahlima Mhamdi in the role of Carmen

Andalusian gypsy Carmen performed by the bright and artistic Ahlima Mhamdi has already found admirers among the Belarusian audience. Ahlima Mhamdi graduated from the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse (CNSMD) under the leadership of Isabelle Germain and Fabrice Boulanger. After the graduation she was admitted to the Opera Studio at the Opéra de Lyon for the 2011/12 season. In 2013 she received the title ‘Révélation lyrique de l’ADAMI’ (Collective management organization for the rights of performers). Also General Director of the Chorégies d'Orange opera festival Raymond Duffaut has awarded her the title ‘Jeune Talent lyrique 2013’ at the opera theatre in Avignon.

From September 2013 Ahlima has been a soloist of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where she sang the roles of Fenena in Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, Maddalena in Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, Schwertleite in Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Charlotte in La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein by Jacques Offenbach and Afra La Wally by Alfredo Catalani. In addition, Ahlima has also sung several roles in France including Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Isolier in Le Comte Ory, Arsamene in Serse, Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Charlotte in Werther, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff and Anita West Side Story. Her concert repertoire is very diverse. It varies from baroque to contemporary music. Critics noted her brilliant performance of Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, Mozart’s and Duruflé’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and Vier Lieder nach T. Berhnhard by Luca Antignani.

Ahlima Mhamdi performed the role of Flora in La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi at the Chorégies d’Orange, where she was fortunate to work with such world opera stars as Placido Domingo and Diana Damrau. She worked with big names such as Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alain Garichot, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Jean Lacornerie. Ahllima is also already an experienced recitalist, having sung at the Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Saint Etienne, Auditorium de Lyon, the Salle Molière, Les Bouffes du Nord, l’Amphithéâtre de l’Opéra de Lyon, la Basilique de Fourvière, les Subsistances and le Palais de l’Europe.