Norma Nahoun


Norma Nahoun studied singing in Paris then at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. She is an award winner of several international competitions (Grand Prize in French Art Song in Toulouse, Hans Gabor Belvedere in Vienna, DEBUT Competition in Germany). She took part in the Academies in such renowned festivals as Verbier and Aix-en-Provence.

From 2012 to 2014, she was a member of the Young Ensemble at the Semperoper in Dresden, where she sang such parts as Papagena from Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina from Le Nozze di Figaro, Didone from L’Impresario delle Canarie by Domenico Sarro, Philidel from King Arthur by Purcell, Die Königin from Das geheime Königreich by Křenek and Frasquita from Carmen.

She makes her debut at the Paris Opera in May 2015 singing Papagena from Die Zauberflöte. In Le Nozze di Figaro, she sings Susanna (Avignon and in a touring production in France), and Barbarina (Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Edinburgh Festival). She performs as Pamina from Die Zauberföte (highlights in concert in Rennes), Minerva and La Fama from La Finta Pazza by Sacrati (Dijon, Geneva, Krakow), Aldimira from Erismena by Cavalli (concert version in Luxemburg), L’Amour from Orphée et Eurydice (Nancy), Nannetta from Falstaff (Tours), Laoula from L’Etoile by Chabrier (Nancy), Baucis from Philémon et Baucis by Gounod (Tours), Lisette / Ivette from La Rondine (Nancy, Toulouse), Solveig from Peer Gynt (Limoges, Montpellier), Colette from Le Devin du Village by Rousseau (Geneva), Jacqueline from Fortunio by Messager (Saint-Etienne), Frasquita from Carmen (Dijon), Nina from Chérubin by Massenet (Montpellier), Gretel from Hänsel und Gretel (Angers and Nantes), Mi from Das Land des Lächelns (Tours, Avignon), Lucy from The Telephone and Amelia from Amelia al Ballo both by Menotti (Metz), Juliette from Die Tote Stadt (Toulouse).

In the concert field, she sang with the Kammerorchester in Stuttgart (Goethe-Lieder by Fazil Say), the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester (Cinq-Mars by Gounod in Munich, Vienna and Versailles, conducted by Ulf Schirmer), the Budapest Festival Orchestra (Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte in a concert-version, and Mozart Requiem, all conducted by Ivan Fischer), the Mahler Chamber Orchestre (Fauré Requiem) the Orchestre symphonique de Tours (in a Dvořak-Mozart program conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce), the Orchestre national de Lyon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn conducted by Leonard Slatkin), the Saint-Etienne Orchestra (Mahler’s 4th Symphony), the Accentus Choir (La Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini), the Ensemble Café Zimmermann (Bach and Graupner cantatas, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi), Le Balcon (Jacob Lenz in Salzburg). She regularly sings a program “Les Fleurs du Mâle – sassy songs from café-concert” with the Palazzetto Bru-Zane (Venezia, Berlin and Paris).

During season 2019-2020, she sings the role of The Young Girl from L’inondation – World Premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris, with revivals in Rennes and Nantes (Filidei/Pommerat), she sings Zerline from Don Giovanni in Saint-Etienne, Pamina from La Flûte Enchantée in an adaptation in Angers and Nantes. She takes over the program “Les Fleurs du Mâle” in Montreal, the role of Aldimira from Erismena in Lisbon and Solveig from Peer Gynt in Limoges.