Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Nina made her professional UK singing debut in November 2011, performing Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, and has since been building a career, working as an oratorio soloist, recitalist and opera singer. Nina has given performances in England, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Bolivia.
Nina also has a passion for contemporary music, and recently performed as part of the world premiere of "Invisible Effect", written by Platon Buravicky, choreographed by Kirill Burlov. It was written for the Baltic100, and features contemporary ballet, accompanied by soprano, clarinet, cello and piano (and percussion, played by all of the musicians). It was performed at the Pleasance Theatre in September 2018. Recent premieres of song cycles include Anthony Esland's "The Amherst Chronicles" and Neil Crossland's "Songs of Travel and Rest", both at the Harrow Summer Music Festival..
[Nina] and [Neil] did an amazing job! I'm very fortunate to work with such great musicians and advocates of new music
Anthony Esland regarding Nina Kopparhed and Neil Crossland giving the premiere of his song cycle "The Amherst Chronicles", September 2019. Source: Twitter
Some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard!... Outstanding performances by Nina and Neil
The second half of the evening was a production of the Mozart medley A Night in Vienna. Set in the reception area of the Vienna Grand Hotel and including songs from Mozart’s most famous Operas: Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro.
Two men vie for the love of one woman and use all the tricks in the book to win her. Aidan Coburn, Nick Dwyer and Nina Kopparhed are all wonderful and the English libretto by Pamela Schermann is at times hilarious.
I particularly loved the updated Don Giovanni excerpt where his past conquests are revealed by scrolling through his Facebook! Brilliantly acted by all three performers and Aidan Coburn’s singing is so beautiful I was almost moved to tears.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
about TimeZone Theatre's A Night in Vienna, May 2017