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Born in Khartoum, Sudan, he studied Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he also held a Choral Scholarship. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Flanders Opera Studio in Ghent. 

Engagements this spring/summer include staged performances of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Edmonton Opera, Canada, and the role of Cupid in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Ensemble Masques throughout France. Recent opera engagements include the role of Moritz in the world premiere of Hans Tomalla’s opera Dark Spring at Nationaltheater Mannheim, countertenor solo in Nicholas Lens’s opera Shell Shock with the Orchestre de Radio France at the Philharmonie in Paris (staged by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) and the Prince in Noah Moseley’s Aurora for Bury Court Opera.

Other highlights include: Hamor in Lydia Steier’s production of Handel’s Jephtha at the Wiener Festwochen, the Potsdamer Winteroper, and the Hamburger Theater Festival (conducted by Konrad Junghänel); a solo recital with the Berner Symphonieorchester at Konzerttheater Bern (conducted by Kevin John Edusei); David in Handel’s Saul at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater; alto solos in Bach’s St John Passion with Concerto Köln; the Cheshire Cat in Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Opera Holland Park and the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the  Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Nutrice in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne on Tour).

As a soloist in the oratorio repertoire, Magid has worked with such conductors as Laurence Cummings (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah), Raphaël Pichon (Bach’s Mass in G and Mass in A), Paul Goodwin (Handel’s Chapel Royal Anthems with the Basel Kammerorchester) and Masaaki Suzuki (Buxtehude’s Das Jüngste Gericht in Japan). He has also recorded the Pie Jesu in Duruflé’s Requiem for Harmonia Mundi.

He has covered the roles of Tolomeo (Handel’s Giulio Cesare – Komische Oper, Berlin), Nireno  (Handel’s Giulio Cesare – Glyndebourne Festival Opera) and Mago (Handel’s Rinaldo – Glyndebourne Festival Opera).  He records widely and has been the recipient of prizes at several international singing competitions.