Fairouz E. Foty received her Bachelor Degree in Music and Africana Studies from Lafayette College in 2011 and continued her studies at Westminster Choir College, where she earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with a Performance emphasis. As a professional opera singer she has studied with Carlos César Rodriguez for more than ten years and debuted with Carol Opera Company as Micaëla in Carmen. As a Master’s student she performed the roles of Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lauretta from Gianni Schicchi through Westminster Choir College Opera. In 2014 she completed the Bel Canto Le Chiavi Program with University of Houston and the Carol Yahr Summer Opera Scenes Workshop where she sung Mimì from Act III of La Bohème. She is currently the Co-Director of Music at Foty Fusion Productions and the Assistant Director of Operations of ROMEZ3arts where she is a member of the Romez Trio. Fairouz will perform with the Romez Trio as they make their formal debut this January at The Art’s Club of Washington as part of the series Evening with Extraordinary Artists. As a member of the Romez trio she performed for the AFTA (Arts for the Aging) Capricorn fundraiser at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington DC and the 28th Annual AFTA Gala. Through the mentorship of AFTA performing artist Peter Burroughs, Ms. Foty participated in a joint program with AFTA and the Kensington Park Senior living center entitled Rifiorirà: La Traviata. This past August she debuted with Hubbard Hall Opera, singing Voluptua in La pizza con funghi and studying the role of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly. This November she performed with WORD Dance theatre in Chambers of the Heart and received a stunning review by DC Theatre Scene “I was nearly brought to tears by the hauntingly gorgeous voice of Fairouz Foty as she sang an operatic aria” This past spring she performed in Havana Cuba as part of a cultural exchange and has been invited back along with the other teaching artists to perform this April. Fairouz’s musical foundation began through Arabic music where her father, a virtuosic oud and Arabic singer, taught her and her four siblings how to play and sing in Arabic. She is in the process of using her Western Opera skills to create a unique genre of Arabic Opera that focuses on the works of early 20th century Arabic composers and musicians. Currently she maintains a private voice studio and is a faculty teacher at Middle C Music. Fairouz is very excited to make her In Series debut as Rosario in Goyescas.