Ratiba Hefny (Arabic رتيبة الحفنى ) born in 1931 in Cairo, Egypt, is an Egyptian and an international Opera singer (Soprano) who has performed in more than 500 opera performances. She was the dean of the Higher Institute of Arabic Music in Cairo. She became the director of the Cairo Opera House in 1988.
She grew up in a musical family, her father Mohamed Ahmed El-Hefny has written more than 45 books on music, and her grandmother to her mother was of a German origin, who also was a German opera singer. Ratiba started playing the piano at the age of 5.
it has many of the works, including:
Egypt State Incentive Prize in Arts and Letters of the Supreme Council of Culture, in 2004.