I was Born in Egypt in 1952 and discovered as a teenager that singing was to be my life’s vocation. I studied piano, chemistry, political science and journalism and then joined the Royal College of Music Opera School in London. I continued vocal studies in Texas and Colorado where I earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1995.
I have performed in Egypt and internationally. My repertoire includes over 80 lead roles (Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater). I believe that opera is musical theater at its greatest, and have sung in the languages of the audience, the vernacular, whenever possible. Since 1987 I was vocal coach and principal singer of the first project ever of “Mozart in Arabic” of the great visionary Egyptian Doctor Aly Sadek. I performed the Mozart roles of Guglielmo, Figaro, Leporello and Papageno in my native Egyptian Arabic and coached all the singers who performed these operas in our project.
I emigrated to the USA in 2003 where Colorado is my home. I keep contact with Egypt where I have a second home and a vocal studio. I continue to perform as actor and singer and have special interest in contemporary works which are relevant to my background and experience.