Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
Norah Amsellem (Manon) was equally convincing in her portrayal, with many sensitive and touching moments throughout the evening. A good sense of timing, and poise are her strong cards. Opera Critic
Amsellem mustered a lovely voice of considerable agility with a lot of security and accuracy above the staff. She's an effective actress...The mad scene would tax any soprano, but Amsellem dealt well with both the vocal and the dramatic challenges. Seattle Times
Amsellem has the more frail physique and a deeper understanding of the role-some heart stopping soft singing and the most upsetting death scene of any Violetta I have seen in this production. The Times (UK)
French soprano Norah Amsellem has been engaged by leading opera companies around the world including the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris and Teatro alla Scala and has been praised for her dramatic intensity and soaring vocal technique. She is an accomplished concert artist, including collaborations with renowned conductors including James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim and George Prêtre.
M. Amsellem’s current engagements include Micaela in Carmen with the Deutsche Oper Berlin . . . and Liu in Turandot with the Cincinnati Opera. Last season, she sang the four heroines in Les contes d’hoffmann with Seattle Opera, Mimi in La bohème with New Orleans Opera, and Violetta in La traviata in Mallorca, Spain.
In the 2012 – 2013 season, Ms. Amsellem returns to Opera Company of Philadelphia as Mimi in La bohème, following her successful role and company debut in 2010 as Desdemona in Otello. She sings the title role in La traviata for Deutsche Oper Berlin, and makes her debut at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing as Antonia and Stella in Les contes d’Hoffmann. Ms. Amsellem returns to Seattle Opera as Musetta in La bohème and makes her Lyric Opera of Baltimore debut as Gilda in Rigoletto.