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Hasnaa BENNANI - Soprano

French-Moroccan soprano Hasnaa Bennani began her musical journey in Rabat with her sister Jalila Bennani and Laszlo Fodor, her violin teacher. She gained a diploma from the Paris Conservatory in the class of Glenn Chambers and took advanced classes in early music with Howard Crook and Isabelle Poulenard.
In 2011, Hasnaa Bennani won First Prize in the competition for baroque singing in Froville. She has collaborated with many established groups including La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy (Jean-Claude Malgoire), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Les Muffatti (Peter Van Heyghen), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Le Palais Royal (Jean-Philippe Sarcos), La Rêveuse (Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton), Les Ambassadeurs (Alexis Kossenko), Akadêmia (Françoise Lasserre).
In opera, she has sung the role of Al-Faïma in Dubois’ Aben-Hamet at the Atelier Lyrique in Tourcoing, La Neige and Le Printemps in La Chouette Enrhumée by French composer Gérard Condé at Metz Opera, a water-nymph in Lully’s Armide at Lorraine National Opera in Nancy, Cléone and Une Ombre Heureuse in Castor and Pollux by Rameau successively with Le Concert Spirituel at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and with Les Talens Lyriques at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.
Hasnaa Bennani has formed a duet with French harpsichordist Laurent Stewart, with whom she has been invited to sing in prestigious festivals such as the Festival of Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache, Sinfonia in the Périgord, The Radio France Festival in Montpellier.
Her projects for the 2015-16 season included many concerts: Bach’s Markus Passion at the Festival of Ambronay with Le Concert Étranger, the programme De l’Ombre à la Lumière with Pygmalion conducted by Raphaël Pichon at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, a Handel tour with Les Muffatti (Salle Gaveau in Paris, Charleroi, Ghent, Antwerp...).
In June 2016, she made her debuts at the Händel Festival in Halle with the role of Berenice in Scipione, under the conducting of Georg Petros and with a staging by Angela Saroglu. She returned to Halle the following season, this time singing the role of Jael in Händel’s Scipione, with the Capella Cracoviensis conducted by Jan Tomasz Adamus.
A few weeks later, she sang successfully the role of Ismène in Marais’ Alcyone at the Opéra Comique in Paris, under the baton of Jordi Savall and with a staging by Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubek, with a revival at the Opéra Royal de Versailles.
Note also the first performance of Les Éléments by Destouches with the Ensemble Les Surprises, the role of Oberto in Handel’s Alcina with Accademia Bizantina conducted by Ottavio Dantone (Monte Carlo Opera, Royal Opera of Versailles, Halle aux Grains in Toulouse), as well as the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Atelier Lyrique of Tourcoing and also at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire and directed by Andreas Linos, alongside Nicolas Rivenq and Véronique Gens.
In her substantial discography, mention should be made of Couperin’s Leçons des Ténèbres with Le Poème Harmonique (Alpha), Amadis by Lully (role of Corisande) with Les Talens Lyriques (Aparté). Other releases include Zaïs by Rameau (role of Amour) with Les Talens Lyriques (Aparté), a disc of French cantatas (Rameau, Courbois) with the Ensemble Stravaganza (Muso) and a disc of opera arias by Handel with Les Muffatti (Ramée).
Popora’s Germanico in Germania was published in January 2018, Hasnaa Bennani receiving many acclaims as Cecina, alongside Max Emanuel Cencic and Julia Lezhneva.
Among her next engagements, of note is her participation in Rameau’s Pygmalion with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haïm, with a staging by Robin Orlyn (Opéra de Dijon, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg).

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