Biography

Dubbed as “a soulful and handsome young man who delivers an electrifying and thrilling performance, bringing the crowd to their feet” (An-Nahar), Amine J. Hachem is a Lebanese-American operatic and crossover tenor who has captivated audiences across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He has been a leading tenor in several operas and musicals, including La Traviata, Tosca, La Bohème, Carmen, I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata, Madama Butterfly, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Amine has also shared his talent supporting various charitable causes and service organizations worldwide, including SOS Children’s Villages, Caritas Internationalis, Red Cross, Rotary International, Lion’s Club, and St. George’s Hospital. He was the featured performer at the St. Jude Hope and Heritage Gala, 2014 premier New York fundraising event for the renowned St. Jude’s Hospital. He sang in the summer series festival (June, 2014) at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC. Honors were bestowed upon him the summer of 2011 with a trophy of recognition from the Lebanese Navy in gratitude for his musical performances and love of cultural heritage. Additionally, he had the privilege to sing before the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Jordan.

Before his cross-over to opera, Amine enjoyed a career in pop music for nine years. His 2004 television appearance on the LBCI prime time program “This is the Song” (with a viewership of more than 15 million people throughout the Arab world) solidified his presence as a well-known artist in the Middle East. Today, he is especially recognized for his portrayals of the leading tenor roles in the Italian and French romantic repertoire. His opera and crossover concert selection includes: operatic arias (from Donizetti to Verdi, Puccini, & Bizet, to name a few), Neapolitan songs, as well as Spanish, French, Brazilian and Russian folksongs, American Songbook, Jazz Standards, and Broadway masterpieces, all in new and fresh arrangements.

In May 2015, Amine debuted at 54 Below, New York’s Premier Broadway Club. The special one night performance entitled, “From the Mediterranean to the Americas”, to a sell-out crowd, gained positive and stimulating reviews from the New York Broadway and opera critics. “Amine pushes the boundaries of operatic music by integrating it with unconventional sounds from around the world.” (BroadwayWorld)

Amine had a solo concert debut at the Elebash Recital Hall, NYC, in December 2015. Highlights of this past season include performing at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, the historical Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, and at the United Nations, honoring Dr. Charles Malik, the main drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

During September 2016, Amine was a guest performer on another stage—the fabulous runways of New York Fashion Week. Next, Amine sang in New York at an event honoring the great Metropolitan Opera star of the 1950s & 1960s, mezzo- soprano, Rosalind Elias. After hearing his voice, she proclaimed, “Hachem has been blessed with a magnificent instrument.”

The conclusion of 2016 features Amine J. Hachem performing the role of Doctor Marianus, from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, with the Hellenic Music Foundation Symphony Orchestra, in Queens New York. Back by popular demand, he will return to Broadway’s 54 Below for an encore performance on December 15th.

Amine is an international performer, who fluently speaks four languages: Italian, French, English, and Arabic. Much credit goes to his loving family who seized the spark of his passion—music—and had him begin his musical studies at the age of 5, enrolled him at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music at age 8 where he trained as a classical pianist until the age of 19. In 2009, he earned a vocal performance diploma from the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich, Germany Musikakademie München. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from Notre Dame University. Since the completion of his studies, he has received private tutoring from numerous operatic singers throughout the United States and Europe.

In addition to his music career, Amine is also known for doing voice-over work that includes the Arabic version of Dr. T’s character from the popular game Boom Beach and has recently starred in a TV pilot called “Love and Opera” on WE TV.

Amine J. Hachem currently resides in New York City.