Dalia Farid holds a Musical Theatre Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London as well as a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, AUC. Her performances include appearances at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland andthe Cairo Opera House. Combining he musical and acting skills, Dalia’s first opera was AUC’s production of “Dido and Aneas”, 2009 under the musical direction of her vocal coach Dr. Neveen Allouba. In 2013, Dalia played the main role of Fantine in a version of “Les Miserables” translated into Arabic and adjusted to depict the Egyptian revolution. That year she appeared as a guest soloist with the Egyptian Philharmonic Society at the Cairo Opera House performing arias and musical theatre repertoire. She also performed in the “Old is Gold” concert series with the distinguished Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra at the Alexandria Library. In 2014, at the Royal Academy of Music, Dalia played “Meg March” and “Clarissa” in Little Women directed by Paul Warrick Griffen and choreographed by Drew McOnie as well as “Alison Du Bois” and “Barbara” in Lady in the Dark directed by Matt Ryan. Dalia appeared as a soloist in cabarets including the World War I 100th anniversary cabaret and “Till the Clouds Roll by- a Jerome Kern Tribute” in the St James Theatre in London. She participated in master classes with Opera instructors Tom Krause, Csilla Boross and Eija Tolpo as well as Musical Theatre giants Andrew Lippa and Jeremy Sams. In April 2015, Dalia made her national theatre debut on El Hanager Theatre playing the main role of “Mary” in an original Arabic musical, “Badlat Al Barq Wal Saqeea” where she and Egyptian composer and conductor George Kolta wrote the music. In September 2015, Dalia played the leading role of “Amal” in the Arabic Opera “Ayam w Layali Shagara alQalb”, performed by the exceptional blind girls orchestra, Al Nour Wal Amal. In August 2015 she co-founded with Kolta the All Saints Choir. Her repertoire includes Opera and Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop, Folk, French chanson and Arabic music. Ms. Dalia Farid’s dream is to continue to be part of artistic endeavors all over the world and in particular to see a thriving Musical Theatre scene revived in Egypt. To achieve this dream she co-founded with her mother Dr. Mona Zaki, leading Egyptian businesswoman, strategist and professor, “Soft Power Productions”, as well as the All Saints Center for the Arts, a performing and visual arts center in the heart of Cairo.
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