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Praised by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for her "velvet tone that can build to a powerful clarion," Pakistani-American soprano Samina Aslam is rapidly gaining worldwide attention for her stunning interpretations of the lyric soprano repertoire. In 2018, Ms. Aslam made her operatic debut in New York City as the title role in Holst’s rarely-performed one-act opera Savitri with New Camerata Opera.

In previous seasons, Ms. Aslam joined Opera NEO to make her role debut as the fiery title character of Gluck's rarely heard masterpiece Armide, and to cover Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte). The San Diego Story lauded her performance, stating “Samina Aslam's ample voice displayed the requisite range of colors to embody the gamut of emotions her character displayed...she was most persuasive in furious declamation."

An exceptionally versatile artist, Ms. Aslam recently completed a two-year residency with Ars Musica, where she was featured as the soprano soloist in a wide variety of works including Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s B Minor Mass, and Poulenc’s Stabat Mater. Ms. Aslam’s other young artist program credits include include Opera North, where she sang Tuptim (The King and I), and the Franco‐American Vocal Academy, where she debuted the title role of Offenbach's La Belle Hélène.

Ms. Aslam was a Resident Artist at the Boston University Opera Institute and received their prestigious Performer’s Certificate in 2015. Her repertoire included the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Zina in Dark Sisters, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmèn. She also performed with Boston area institutions including the Boston Lyric Opera, Masterworks Chorale, and Opera del West, with whom she performed the role of the Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro.

Ms. Aslam completed her graduate studies at the Cincinnati College‐Conservatory of Music, where she sang Donna Elvira (Don Giovannni) and performed professionally with Cincinnati area institutions including Cincinnati Opera, NANOWorks Opera and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Ms. Aslam made her professional operatic debut as the Second Spirit (Die Zauberflöte) with Opéra Louisiane while completing her Bachelor’s degree at Louisiana State University, and took First Prize in the Louisiana NATS Competition. She is also a highschool graduate of the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


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2022

Jenny Lind in Barnum's Bird
New Camerata Opera
TBD in Spring

Liù in The Evolution of the Ingénue: Puccini
The Metropolitan Opera Guild
Wednesday, March 23rd | 2PM
Opera Learning Center at Lincoln Center
New York, New York


2021

Rusalka’s Song to the Moon in Butterfly Effect
Nomad Theatrical Company
October 20-22 | 4:30PM & 5:15PM
October 23-24 | 1:45PM, 2:30PM, & 3:15PM
New York, New York

Nedda in Cav + Pag
New Camerata Opera
September 23rd, 25th, and 30th | 8:00 PM
October 2nd | 8:00 PM
The Muse
Bushwick, Brooklyn

"I am Malala" Song Selection
Opera Elect
Virtual Concert, Date TBD

Roya in a selection from We The Innumerable
Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation
May 27th | 7:30 PM
Recorded at National Sawdust
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Job: A Virtual Operatic Heist
New Camerata Opera
May 6th & 8th | 8 PM

Arias in A Vocal Tour of Spain
The Metropolitan Opera Guild
March 2021 - Virtual
Recorded at the Opera Learning Center at Lincoln Center
New York, New York

2020

The Sleuth Salon: A Virtual Muder-Mystery Gala
New Camerata Opera
Thursday, November 12th | 8 PM

Masquerade
New Camerata Opera
Thursday, October 22nd | 8:30 PM
Anita’s Way
New York, New York

Mukhtar Mai in Thumbprint
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)
Chautauqua Opera
Friday, July 3rd | 4:00PM
Wednesday, July 15 | 5:00pm
Friday, July 31st | 4:00pm
Norton Hall
Chautauqua, New York

Constance Fletcher in The Mother of Us All
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)
Chautauqua Opera
Saturday, August 1st | 8:15PM
Amphitheater
Chautauqua, New York

Julie (film)
Courtier #1
New Camerata Opera
New York, New York

Masterclass: Cosi fan tutte
Fiordiligi
The Metropolitan Opera Guild
Sunday, January 12th | 3:00PM
Opera Learning Center at Lincoln Center
New York, New York


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