Born in 1996 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Anna El-Khashem joined the Opera Studio of Munich’s Bavarian State Opera in the 2016/2017 season, where her recent and future engagements include, among others, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Inès in Donizetti`s La Favorite, and Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.
In 2015, El-Khashem made her debut at the Theatre of the St Petersburg State Conservatory in the role of Louisa in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery. In 2016, she made her international debut singing the title role in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne and the Soprano solo in von Weber’s Missa Sancta (op. 76).
Anna El-Khashem is the first-prize winner of the 2010 Elena Obraztsova International Competition for Young Vocalists. She is also the recipient of the 2011 Russian Ministry of Culture national scholarship and the 2013 Elena Obraztsova Charity Fund scholarship “For a bright start in the arts”. In April of 2016, she received first-prize at the Zara Dolukhanova International Art Songs Competition – Amber Nightingale in Königsberg, Russia. In February of 2018, El-Khashem won the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Austria and recieved a special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Mozart. In the same year, she was awarded the Trude Eipperle Rieger-Preis and named “Emerging Opera Singer of the Year” by “Opernwelt” magazine.
El-Khashem has participated in master classes with Elena Obraztsova, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Edith Wiens, Natalie Dessay and Larissa Gergieva.