Georges Wanis (Tenor)Curriculum Vitae
Born in Cairo (Egypt) in November 1971, of an Egyptian father and Italian mother.
Studied singing with Mme. Violette Makar in Cairo Conservatory and joined the Cairo Opera Troup in 1992. He continues his studies in the Ecole Normale of Paris with Mme. Caroline Dumas where he obtains the "Diplôme de Concertrite" by unanimous vote from the panel of Juries.
Finalist and several prizes in several competitions.
Leading roles in several Operas, among which:
- "Ernesto" in G. Donizetti's Don Pasquale
- "Don Ottavio" in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni
- "Camille" in F. Lehar's Merry Widow
- "Nadir" in G. Bizet's Pearl Fishers
- "Tamino" in W.A. Mozart's Magic Flute
- "Belmonte" in W.A. Mozart's Die Entfürung aus dem Serail
- "Faust" in C. Gounod's Faust
- "Alfredo" in G. Verdi's La Traviata
- "Nemorino" in G. Donizetti's l'Elisir d'Amore
- "Nicias" in J. Massenet's Thaïs.
- "Florville" in G. Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino
- "Il Duca" in G. Verdi's Rigoletto
- "Satyavan" in G. Holst's Savitri
- "Il Conte Alberto" in G. Rossini's L'Occasione Fa Il Ladro
- "Ibn Sina" title role de Michiel Borstlap (World premiere)
- “Paris” in J. Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène
Secondary roles in several operas like:
- "Il Messaggero" in G. Verdi's Aïda.
- "Il Giudice" and "Il Servo d'Amelia" in G. Verdi's The Masked Ball.
- "Gastone" in G. Verdi's La Traviata.
- "Parpignol" in G. Puccini's La bohème.
Performed Several Oratorios, Lieder, and French Melodies such as:
- "The Messiah" - G.F. Hændel.
- "Magnificat" - J.S. Bach.
- Cantata No. 12 - J.S. Bach.
- Cantata No 29 - J.S. Bach
- Cantata No. 249 - J.S. Bach.
- "Öster Oratorium" - J.S. Bach.
- "Minnespiel" op.101 - R. Schumann.
- "Spanisches Liederspiel" op. 71- R. Schumann.
- "Les Nuits d'Été" - H. Berlioz.
- "Requiem Mass" - G. Verdi
- "Requiem Mass" - D. Cimarosa
- "Requiem Mass" - W.A. Mozart
- Christmas Oratorio - C. Saint-Saëns
- "Le Roi David" - A. Honneger
- "Le Désert" - F. David
- "The Creation" - J. Haydn
- "Lauda Sion" - F. Mendelssohn
- "Petite Messe Solennelle" - G. Rossini
- Motets "Domine non Secundum" - C. Franck
- "Cantique de Jean Racine" - Mel Bonis
His repertory extends from ancient music to contemporary and from opera to oratorio, German lieder and French melodies.
His career leads him to sing regularly in France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Algeria, Cyprus, Portugal, Holland, Portugal, Egypt etc…