My passion for opera began during the Lebanese civil war, when I first joined the Conservatory to take vocal lessons with my first voice teacher, the late Badia Haddad, who directed me towards ‘Operatic singing’, for me as opposed to ‘Oriental singing’. At the time, I had no idea about opera or how it would change my life from then on. These first days pushed me to develop from simply being an ordinary gifted girl with a beautiful voice to becoming a seriously committed artist… Read more