Swedish soprano Nina Kopparhed is based in London and has performed as a soloist in England, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Brazil and Bolivia.
Nina’s performances has been described in the media as “the quality of music making was compelling.. the music came alive” and “superbly portrays character and emotion”.
Operatic role highlights include Despina, Zerbinetta, The Governess, Miss Wordsworth, Die Königin der Nacht, Ilia, Vitellia, Susanna, as well as “Zerlina” in TimeZone Theatre’s UK tour of the Mozart Medley “A night in Vienna”. Nina has also enjoyed singing the Gilbert and Sullivan roles of Edith (Pirates) and Celia (Iolanthe). Companies Nina has worked with include TimeZone Theatre, Porcupine Productions, Rose opera, Kent Opera, VoiceArc, Secret Opera, and Harrow Opera.
Nina enjoys working with living composers, and has given several premieres of new works: most recently: Platon Buravicky: “Invisible Effect” (soprano, chamber ensemble and contemporary ballet; Choreographer: Kirill Burlov) supported by the Latvian Ministry of Culture; Anthony Esland song cycle "The Amherst Chronicles”, and Neil Crossland’s song cycle “Songs of Travel and Rest”. Nina is also featured as a soloist on Stewart Lane’s 2022 album “Radio Ghosts”, on the track “A mouthful of Aqueducts”.
Nina is an accomplished Baroque and Classical singer, and most of her oratorio and concert solo work is in this field. Nina has sung at the Festival Internacional Renacentista y Barroca Americana ”Misiones de Chiquitos”, Bolivia, as well as given many performances in Brazil, England, Scotland and Sweden. Recent performances has included Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Handel: As from the Pow'r of sacred Lays (St Cecilia) Haydn: "Nelson" Mass; Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate; Handel “Messiah”, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Haydn: Missa Brevis Sancti Joanni de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse); HAydn: The Creation; Bach: Cantata No. 140: Wachet Auf; Bach: Mass in A, BWV 234; Bach: Magnificat; Telemann: Cantata TWV 1:1502: Warum verstellst du die Gebärden, Telemann: Cantata TWV 1:1735a Zurne nur.
Recital work include performances at the Harrow Summer Music Festival, St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith; Moffat Music Society; Paisley Abbey; Hafton Castle, Hampstead Parish Church; The Schubert Institute, London; St Mary’s and All Saints, Potters Bar; St Mary at Hill, Fenchurch St; Bushy House, Teddington; Holy Trinity Church, Queenborough; Ruislip Studios,, as well as on the Cruise Ship “Saga Sapphire”.
Musical Education: Nina has a BMus(Hons) and PGDip in viola performance from the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied with the viola virtuoso Rivka Golani. After her studies, Nina worked for many years as a freelance viola player with orchestras such as the RSNO, Scottish Opera, Classical Opera Co, English Festival Orchestra, as well as held the post of principal viola with the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso, Brazil in 2006-2007. Nina still occasionally plays the violin and viola professionally and has her own teaching studio where she teaches singing, violin and viola. She has held previous teaching positions at Hill House International Junior School and St Mary’s Catholic primary school, Chiswick
As a singer, Nina has attended courses at the Opera Programs Berlin, Melofonetica Veneto Opera Summer School, National Opera Studio (Opera Intensive course) and at the Hoxton Opera Studio, as well as had private lessons with Judith Howarth, Dr Nell Drew, Neil Howlett, and, most recently, James Black (since 2020).
Nina is also an arranger and typesetter, and has been commissioned to complete many projects for choirs, opera companies and ensembles UK wide.
In her spare time Nina enjoys 18th Century dancing and is a member of the Covent Garden Minuet Company. Interior decorating is also a passion, and Nina has been thrilled to be commissioned to complete several projects for friends and family.