Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Britten How beautiful it is Nina Kopparhed, soprano; Neil Crossland, piano
"My Song cycle of poems by Emily Dickinson, The Amherst Chronicles, received its premiere yesterday by @NinaKSoprano and @crossland_neil and they did an amazing job! I'm very fortunate to work with such great musicians and advocates of #NewMusic." Anthony Esland about Nina's and Neil's performance of the premiere of the Amherst Chronicles, September 2019. (2019)
“Nina Kopparhed [was] wonderful…Brilliantly acted” Sally Knipe, Londontheatre1.com, about TimeZone Theatre’s “A Night in Vienna” May 2017 (2017)
There was a magical clarity of interwoven lines, supporting and commenting upon your beautifully nuanced and well-characterized singing. This was an ensemble that clearly loved the music, enjoyed playing together and captured the audience under its spell. The quality of the music-making was compelling as we became increasingly aware of fusion of subtly changing colours and dynamics of independent parts. And on top of this was your gift of using voice, facial expression and discreet body language to convey the changing emotions and moods the songs demanded. The music came alive and I, for one, heard them in a new light. I have never heard a better performance of the Shepherd on the Rock, live or on disc. ...I have had exceptional feedback from members of last night’s audience, all of them overwhelmed by the friendly and informative atmosphere created, and the wonderful music they heard." Alan Lovell, Promoter, Moffat Music Society. Email reproduced with permission (2013)
Originally from Sweden, Nina moved to the UK to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire as a viola player. After graduating, Nina spent years building up a successful freelance career, but, after getting her first opportunity to sing as a soprano soloist whilst working with an orchestra in Brazil, Nina changed direction. On her return in 2008, she started having singing lessons with the international soprano Judith Howarth and made her UK debut as a soprano soloist in 2011.
Nina is now working as an opera singer, oratorio soloist and recitalist and has performed in the UK, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Bolivia as well on board the cruise ship Saga Sapphire on a cruise down the coast of Africa.
Operatic role highlights include Ilia, Zerbinetta, the Governess, Miss Wordsworth, Vitellia, and Die Königin der Nacht.
Nina is passionate about new music and has given several premieres, most recently, Anthony Esland’s song cycle "The Amherst Chronicles", at the Harrow Summer music festival 2019, and Platon Buravicky's "Invisible Effect" for contemporary ballet (Choreography: Kirill Burlov) soprano and chamber ensemble, premiered at the Pleasance Theatre, London, as part of Latvia 100 in September 2018.
Nina also loves Baroque music, and her oratorio and concert work features plenty of Handel, Bach and Telemann. She has recently worked with the Telemann Ensemble, preforming a programme of Handel and Telemann (May 2019), and performed as 1st soprano soloist in Handel's Dixit Dominus with the Cantandum Choir in St Margaret's Church, Westminster (Dec 2019).
Since 2020, Nina is a member of the Covent Garden Minuet Company, who specialise in 18th C dancing.
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