Arab America's Warren and Dr. Amal David Interview Soprano Fairouz Foty Live on Facebook
Date(s) - 07/17/2020
Dr. Amal David
Arab America Foundation
Arab America Foundation is proud to sponsor this exciting interview and performance with Arab American soprano Fairouz Foty on Facebook Live, Friday, July 17 at 8:00 pm EDT.
Fairouz Foty has become a sought out full-lyric soprano in the DC metropolitan area for some years now. She has sung in leading musical performance centers such as The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, the Verizon Center, The Croatian Embassy, The Slovenian Embassy, The Bulgarian Embassy, The Egyptian Embassy, The Anderson House, Constitution Hall, The University Club, The Arts Club of Washington, among others.
Fairouz has sung a wide array of roles and is making her name as a prominent Verdi and Puccini singer with roles such as Leonora (Il Trovatore), Violetta (La Traviata), Mimi (La Boheme), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).
In addition, she has performed to stunning reviews the roles of Cecilia (Cecilia Valdes), Micaëla (Carmen), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Voluptua (La pizza con funghi), Rosario (Goyescas), and covered the role of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin).
Originally of Palestinian/Egyptian heritage, Fairouz’s musical foundation began through Arabic music where her father, a virtuosic oud player, and Arabic singer, taught her and her four siblings how to play and sing in Arabic. She is in the process of using her Western Opera skills to rewriting a unique genre of Arabic Opera that focuses on the works of early 20th century Arabic composers and musicians as well as fusing popular opera arias with Arabic music.
Fairouz is the Artistic Director and Founder of Quartertonez Music, a music school that utilizes western classical pedagogy as well as improvisation, world music, and rote learning to create a unique holistic approach to teaching music. Each semester Quartertonez Music focuses on a different underrepresented genre or culture of music.
Fairouz received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Africana Studies from Lafayette College in 2011 and continued her studies at Westminster Choir College, where she earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with an emphasis on Performance.
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