BIOGRAPHY

Rihab Chaieb

Mezzo-soprano

Tunisian-born Rihab Chaieb was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program, where her performances earned praise for dramatic charm, vocal clarity and sensuous tone. Since embarking on her freelance career, Chaieb has made a number of important debuts, positioning herself as a name of note in the lyric mezzo-soprano repertoire.

Demonstrating repertoire versatility, Chaieb’s 21/22 season includes her debut at Washington National Opera as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, her first Penelope for a European concert tour and recording of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, a return to Opéra National de Montpellier as Maddalena in Rigoletto, a debut at Palm Beach Opera as Carmen, and a return to The Met as Nefertiti in Akhnaten.

Recent orchestral debuts include Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and a selection of Rossini arias with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Johannes Debus and Kent Nagano respectively, and both Bach Mass in B minor and Beethoven Symphony No.9 for two audiovisual recordings with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Métropoilitain. This season, she joins Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie in Mozart Requiem, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in their annual Messiah concerts and in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 under Gustavo Gimeno, as well as The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Beethoven Symphony No. 9 at Carnegie Hall.

The recipient of many major grants, Rihab Chaieb has also enjoyed competition success, taking Third Prize at the 2018 Operalia Competition, winning the 2016 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and taking prizes at both the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the 2018 George London Foundation Competition.