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Rihab Chaieb  - Profile picture
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Mezzo Soprano

Rihab Chaieb

"a tour de force of singing and acting"
- Kevin Wells, Bachtrack

Represented by

Katya Deleu
deleu@tact4art.com
+37 378 711 509

Marcin Kopec
marcin@tact4art.com
+44 79 81 91 88 14

Ekaterina Belova
belova@tact4art.com

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Upcoming Past
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Giedrė Šlekytė , Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca , Stage Director

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Giedrė Šlekytė , Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca , Stage Director

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Giedrė Šlekytė , Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca , Stage Director

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Nov 2023
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Andrea Molino, Conductor
Sláva Daubnerová, Stage Director

Nov 2023
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Andrea Molino, Conductor
Sláva Daubnerová, Stage Director

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Andrea Molino, Conductor
Sláva Daubnerová, Stage Director

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Biography Highlights

 
 

Upcoming

Debut as Charlotte Werther at Opernhaus Zürich, Carmen with Glyndebourne Festival, Dorabella Così fan tutte at Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, appearances with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Orchestre symphonique de Québec, return to the Metropolitan Opera and to the Bayerische Staatsoper.

 
 

Recent

Claire Melancholia with the Royal Swedish Opera,Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro with Los Angeles Opera, Fenena Nabucco at Bayerische Staatsoper, Dorabella Così fan tutte with Washington National Opera, La mère Meryem Voyage vers l’espoir at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix with Houston Grand Opera, Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Ensemble I Gemelli, Maddalena Rigoletto with Opéra National Montpellier, Carmen at Canadian Opera Company, Calgary Opera, Palm Beach Opera and Oper Köln, Charlotte Werther and Kasturbai Satyagraha with Flemish Opera, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia with Cincinnati Opera, Offenbach’s Fantasio with Opéra National Montpellier, Lola Cavalleria rusticana with Dutch National Opera, Zerlina Don Giovanni,  Nefertiti Akhnaten, Lola Cavalleria rusticana and Laura Luisa Miller with Metropolitan Opera.
 
Concert appearances include Verdi's Requiem at Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic under G.Dudamel and at Bergen International Festival under Edward Gardner; Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah under Richard Egarr, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été under Otto Tauskand; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Johannes Debus in Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, programme of Rossini under Kent Nagano; Toronto Symphony Orchestra Handel’s Messiah and under Gustavo Gimeno in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9; M. de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat with both Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Otto Tausk and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Carlos Miguel Prieto. At the Toronto Summer Music Festival Das Lied von der Erde which she reprised at the Rockport Music Festival.
 
Discography includes both Bach’s Mass in B minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Orchestre Métropolitain under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the latter released on Deutsche Grammophon’s Digital Stage and Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Ensemble I Gemelli under Emiliano Gonzalez Toro.

 
 

Awards

Among a number of grants, Third Prize at the 2018 Operalia Competition, Grand Prix at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and prizes at both the George London Foundation Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

 
 

Portraits

Rihab Chaieb  - Picture nr #8
© Claire Picheyre

Mozart - La clemenza di Tito - Deh per questo istante solo

Mozart - La clemenza di Tito - Deh per questo istante solo

Masssenet - Werther - Ah! Mon courage m’abandonne!

Masssenet - Werther - Ah! Mon courage m’abandonne!

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Canadian Opera Company - Bizet - Carmen - Carmen

Chaieb is stunning in the leading role, with a razor sharp presence that really suits the larger-than-life persona that Carmen has taken on in both the story, and in popular culture. She sings through the repertoire beautifully, but puts equally as much into her acting and delivery as she does her vocal performance to really sell the elusive, strong aspects of the character.
 

- Isabella Perrone , Broadway World

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Washington National Opera - Mozart - Cosi fan Tutte - Dorabella

Chaieb was simply a dream of a Dorabella, with her big, easily expressive features, trim figure (looking utterly lovely in Lynly A. Saunders’s elegant costumes), and darkly alluring mezzo-soprano voice, vibrant but never too much so, with an unfailing communicative circuit running straight from the heart to the vocal cords.
 

- Patrick Dillon , Opera Canada

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Metropolitan Opera New York - Philip Glass - Akhnaten - Nefertiti

...the mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, the cast’s newcomer, as Nefertiti, Akhnaten’s wife. Long presented at the Met in operas from the 18th and 19th centuries, she was singing a new kind of role on Thursday, one she seized with assurance and ringing might. [...] her lush, vibrato-rich sound was a productive contrast to [Anthony Roth Costanzo] ethereal purity — she grounded and he celestial, they met somewhere in the middle for their long, hypnotically sensual love duet.
 

- Joshua Barone , New York Times

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Stage Highlights

At a glance: Rihab Chaieb : news & press