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Nina Kopparhed

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Swedish

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Swedish

Opera

Brigitta
Iolanta (Tchaikovsky)
Independent
2019
Queen of the Night
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Opera Integra
2019
Sophie
Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss, R)
OCMC
2018
Zerbinetta
Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, R)
Regent's Hall, London
2018
Echo
Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, R)
OCMC
2018
Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
VoiceArc
2017
"Zerlina"
A Night in Vienna (Mozart/Schermann)
TimeZone Theatre
2017
Lucia
I due Timidi (Nino Rota)
Handmade Opera
2017
Musetta​
La Boheme (Puccini)
Secret Opera
2017
Vitellia
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Kent Opera
2017
Micaela
Carmen (Bizet)
Chelmsford City Opera
2016
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
VoiceArc
2016
Vitellia
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Secret Opera
2016
Governess
The Turn of the Screw (Benjamin Britten)
Secret Opera
2016
Miss Wordsworth
Albert Herring (Britten)
Harrow Opera
2016
Die Konigin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Aria Alba (revival of 2014 production)
2015
Fiordiligi
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
VoiceArc
2015
Olympia
The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Opera Camerata
2015
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
VoiceArc
2015
Die Konigin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Aria Alba
2014
Belinda
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Aria Alba
2013
Suor Osmina/2nd Alms sister
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Co-Opera co. Developm. progr. London
2013
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Aria Alba
2012

Art Song

Soprano soloist
Evening Recital w. Shengzhi Ren and Emily Hooker (Puccini, Bellini, Verdi)
National Liberal Club, London
2018
Recitalist
Charity Recital, soprano clarinet, piano (Schubert, Spohr, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini)
Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Queenborough
2018
Recitalist
Recital, soprano, clarinet, piano (Schubert, Spohr)
Harrow Summer Music Festival
2018
Recitalist
Recital, soprano, clarinet, piano (Schubert, Spohr)
Hampstead Parish Church
2018
Recitalist
Recital, soprano, clarinet, piano (Schubert, Spohr, Vaughan Williams,)
Schubert Institute, London
2018
Art song recital
'Songs of travel and Rest' (Neil Crossland)
The Ruislip Studio
2018
Art song recital
'Songs of Travel and Rest' (Neil Crossland)
Harrow Summer Music Festival
2017
Art song recital
'Love, Lust and Betrayal' (Stenhammar, Schubert, Bridge, Mozart, Puccini,)
Harrow Summer Music Festival
2017
Recitalist
Lunchtime Recital 'Images and Dreams' wN.Crossland (Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Bridge, Crossland, Puccini,)
St Paul's, Hammersmith and St John's, Greenhill
2016
Recitalist
Evening recital with Ezra Williams, piano (Bridge, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Mozart, Lehar etc)
Holy Trinity Church, Queenbury, Isle of Sheppey
2016
Recitalist
Luchtime recital Arcantora Duo (Puccini, Wilson, Mozart)
St John's, Greenhill, London
2016
Recitalist
'British Idyll' (Bridge, Crossland, Wilson, V-Williams,)
Moffat Music Society: Old Well Theatre, Moffat
2016
Recitalist
A Recital of Songs and Arias (R. Vaughan Williams, Puccini, Offenbach, Handel)
Paisley Abbey
2015
Recitalist
'Love and Longing' Recital soprano, violin&piano (Schubert, Crossland, Wilson, Puccini, Offenbach,)
Ruislip and Harrow Summer Music Festival
2015
Recitalist
'Songs from the heart' recital soprano and violin (Vaughan-Williams, Holst, Puccini, Donizetti)
Ruislip and Harrow Summer Music Festival
2015
Recitalist
A Recital of Songs and Arias (Schubert, Puccini, Lehar, Donizetti)
The Cruise Ship Saga Sapphire
2015
Recitalist
A Recital of Songs and Arias (Schubert, Puccini, Offenbach, Lehar, Sullivan,)
Wallneuk North Church, Paisley
2015
Recitalist
'Simply Schubert' (Schubert)
Afton Strings, Moffat Music Society
2014
Recitalist
'Simply Schubert' (Schubert)
Afton Strings, Dumfries Music Society
2013
Recitalist
Recital: Scottish music through through the ages (Various)
Afton Strings, Innerpeffray Library, Crieff
2013

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Paisley Abbey
2018
Soprano soloist
Zurne nur, du alte Schlange (Telemann)
Telemann Ensemble
2018
soprano soloist
Ah! Non credea mirarti...ah! Non giunge/ Brindisi (Bellini, Verdi)
Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo, Italy
2018
Soprano soloist
Charpentier: Te Deum, Mozart: Splendente te, Deus (Charpentier and Mozart)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2018
Soprano soloist
The Creation (Haydn)
Paisley Abbey
2017
soprano soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2017
Soprano soloist
Bach: Magnificat, Haydn: Kleine Orgelmesse (J S Bach, Haydn)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2016
Soprano soloist
Mozart Requiem (Mozart)
Paisley Abbey
2016
Soprano soloist
Mozart: Coronation Mass (Mozart)
Paisley Abbey
2016
2nd Soprano Soloist
Handel: Dixit Dominus (G.F Handel)
Paisley Abbey
2016
Soprano soloist
Charity Concert (J Strauss, Offenbach, Mozart)
OperAid
2015
soprano soloist
Kleine orgel-messe (Haydn)
Paisley Abbey
2015
Soprano soloist
Halloween Concert: Der Holle Rache, Dido's Lament (Mozart and Purcell)
Kyle Centre, Ayr
2015
soprano soloist
Gala Concert: Grossm. Prinzessin; Along the Field (R Strauss and Vaughan Williams)
VoiceArc
2015
Soprano soloist
A Recital of Songs and Arias (Schubert, Puccini, Bizet, Offenbach, Sullivan)
St Mary the Virgin and All saints, Potters Bar
2015
Soprano Soloist
Charity Christmas Concert (Various)
Refugee Survival Trust
2014
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (G.F Handel)
Paisley Abbey
2014
Soprano Soloist
Kleine Orgelmesse (J. Haydn)
Paisley Abbey
2014
Soprano Soloist
Cantata 140 'Wachet Auf' (J S Bach)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2013
Soprano Soloist
Mass in A Major (BWV 234) (J S Bach)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2013
Soprano Soloist
Messe de Minuit (Charpentier)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
2013
Soprano Soloist
Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart)
Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, Stirling
2012
Soprano Soloist
Charity Concert (Puccini, Lloyd-Webber, Lehar, J Strauss)
Camphill Trust, Perthshire
2012
Soprano Soloist
Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart)
Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, Dunblane
2011

Various/Mixed

soprano soloist
'Invisible Effect' (Platon Buravicky)
Pleasance Theatre, London
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Britten How beautiful it is Nina Kopparhed, soprano; Neil Crossland, piano

Aria Alba Queen of the Night

Deh se piacer 1

MAgic Flute Zittre Nicht Photo Essi Purhonen

Olympia 1

Olympia 6

“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)

Advanced and professional week Opera Summer School, Italy
Melofonetica
2018
Hoxton Opera Studio (3 months)
Hoxton Opera Studio
2016
Opera Intensive Course (1week)
National Opera Studio
2015
Performance and interpretation course (2 days)
NLOP New London Opera Players
2014
Easter Development Course (4months)
Co-Opera Co.
2013
Opera intensive course (1week)
National Opera Studio
2013
PGDip viola performance
Brimingham Conservatoire
2000–2001
BMus(Hons) viola performance
Birmingham Conservatoire
1996–2000

Nina made her professional UK debut as a singer in November 2011, singing Exsultate, Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra. Nina's first operatic role followed soon after, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in August, 2012, and her professional operatic debut followed in March 2015, again singing Susanna. Following her professional operatic debut, Nina has sung operatic roles in both England and Scotland and has a busy performance schedule including opera, art song and oratorios. Nina is now based in London.

Recent Mozart roles include: Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Die Konigin der Nacht (Die Zauberflote), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), as well as Time Zone Theatre's Mozart Medley "A Night in Vienna";
19th C roles: Olympia (Tales of Hoffmann), Musetta (La Boheme - scenes only, incl complete Act 3);
20th C roles: Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos: 1916 version) Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), The Governess (The Turn of the Screw) and Lucia (Nino Rota's I Due Timidi).

Upcoming:
Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier): concert performance,scenes only, Sep 29th, 2018;
Brigitte (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta), Fully staged, with orchestra, March 2019

Nina has taken part in the following training courses:
Melofonetica Advanced/Professional Week Opera Summer Course, Italy, 2018
Hoxton Opera Studio in May-July 2016;
NOS (1week Opera intensive course, 2013 and 2015),
NLOP (2day Performance and Interpretation course, 2014) and the
Co-Opera Co (Easter Development Course, Jan-Apr 2013).
Nina's previous singing teachers include Judith Howarth, Dr Nell Drew and Neil Howlett.

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Nina is also a busy recitalist: recitals in 2018 include the Schubert Institute, Harrow Summer Music Festival, Hampstead Parish Church, Ruislip Studio, and others. She enjoys working with other instrumentalists, and aside from soprano and piano, she has also given recitals with the clarinettist Peter Cigleris, and the violinist Mark Wilson, and the string trio Afton Strings.
Nina enjoys working with living composers and have given several premieres of new works.

Next Recital:
Stonehouse Sessions, Glasgow, November 5th, 2018
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As a concert/oratorio soloist, Nina has sung the Handel: Messiah, Haydn: Creation, Mozart: Requiem, Mendelssohn: Elijah, Mozart: Splendente te, Deus, Haydn: Kleine Orgelmesse, Charpentier: Te Deum and many others.

Upcoming work include:
the premiere of a new piece for soprano, clarinet, cello, piano and 4 dancers, written for the Latvian Centenery (languages: Latvian, English). Performance date: September 3rd, 2018
Telemann Ensemble Concert, September 30th, 2018: works to be performed will include a Telemann Cantata
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Musical Background:
after studying at Nacka Musikklasser (Sweden) as a choral scholar in her teens, Nina went a different route and went on to study the Viola at the Birmingham Conservatoire (she gained a BMus(Hons) and PGDip) and became a professional violinist and violist, freelancing in London and the South-East. Later, whilst working as Principal viola with the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso, Brazil, and on tour in Bolivia, the soprano soloist got ill on the day of one of the performances and Nina, not having sung since her choral scholar days, was asked to step in and sing at the very last minute. The performance was well received, and Nina got asked back for more performances with the orchestra. After that performance in Bolivia, Nina realised how much she loved singing and made the decision to go on and study singing as soon as she returned to the UK.
In January 2008, when Nina returned to the UK and settled in Scotland, she started having private lessons with Judith Howarth, whilst continuing her freelancing career, playing with orchestras such as the RSNO and Scottish Ballet, as well as playing lots of chamber music. Nina still plays the violin and viola alongside her singing career (even though singing is now her main focus), mainly for single strings operatic productions and for chamber music recitals. Recent work include the Opera in the City Festival 2017 (Zanetto and Mozart and Salieri), a tour of Mozart and Salieri with Time Zone Theatre (2017), and a tour of Secret Opera's CarMen (2016/17).

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