Nina Kopparhed




In August 2012, Nina made her operatic debut singing Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Edinburgh Fringe. In March 2015, Nina made her professional debut with  VoiceArc, again singing Susanna  Since then, Nina has performed in operas in England, Scotland and Italy.

Roles have included: 

Despina (cosi fan tutte: Ita)

Miss Wordsworth (Britten: Albert Herring),    1st Lady (The Magic Flute: Eng)  

Queen of the Night/Die Konigin der Nacht (The Magic Flute: Eng and Ger) 

The Governess (Britten: Turn of the Screw) Edith (The Pirates of Penzance)  

Ilia (Idomeneo) Rose Opera    Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos)  Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito)  Celia (Iolanthe)   Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) VoiceArc     

Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann),         Brigitta (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta)     

Soprano (Buravicky: Invisible Effect)    Lucia (Nino Rota: I Due Timidi) Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)



Roles that Nina have recently studied/refreshed and is ready to bring to productions at short notice:

Angelica (Orlando) Bellezza (Il trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno) Mrs Waters (The Boatswain's mate), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring)               

Companies Nina has worked with (Selection)

Time Zone theatre, Rose Opera, Kent Opera, Secret Opera, Harrow Opera, VoiceArc, Handmade Opera  

For a list of all of Nina's roles, previous and upcoming, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Online Opera

In 2021, Nina joined Online Opera project Scenic Opera as a guest artist. 

Her first project for Scenic opera was to record Mrs Waters' aria: What if I were young again? (The Boatswain's Mate) for their "Arias Explained" series. It was recorded with pianist Neil Crossland in August 2021, released in September 2021, and the video is wonderfully narrated by Wendy Silvester.

More exciting projects will be published soon.

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
Sally Knipe,, about Time Zone Theatre's   "A Night in Vienna"
The role of Olympia gives Nina Kopparhed a chance to show off her very impressive range as a coloratura soprano as well as some effective comedy
Tales of Hoffmann: All Edinburgh Theatre, October 8th, 2015


Opera Programs Berlin:  January 22-26, 2020: Historical Performance Program: 1580-1750.

Coaching sessions and masterclasses with Professor Byron Knutson and Deborah York.

Voice lessons, coaching sessions in stylistic interpretation, ornamentation and recitatives in French (Rameau/Charpentier/Lully), Italian (Monteverdi/Cavalli), German (Bach) and English (Purcell) Baroque, plus Handel of course. We also focused on Mozart Recitatives. 

Daily, public masterclasses (also streamed online), as well as a final concert at Studio Knutson, Berlin.


Melofonetica (August 2018), Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Intensive week of Italian pronunciation coaching in the Melofonetica Method with Matteo Dalle Fratte, and coaching with Peter Ford, Julie Aherne, and Bernard Tan. The course culminated in the gala concert: "Serata Lirica del Castello" in Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo, Italy

Hoxton Opera Studio (May-Jly 2016), London,

Voice Lessons: Colin Morris; Masterclasses: David Edwards, Neil Howlett, James Black and Wendy Dawn Thompson

National Opera Studio Opera Intensive Course. London. (Aug 2013 and Jly 2015) 

Tutors: Della Jones, Bruno Michael Pollock and Jeremy Silver, Mark Shanahan (2013), Kathryn Harries, Bruno Ravella (2013), Olivia Fuchs (2015).


New London Opera Players: Performance and communication skills course (March, 2014)

Tutors: Miriam Murphy and Wendy Dawn Thompson, as well as voice tuition from Neil Baker.

Co-Opera Co Easter Development Programme 2013: culminating in three performances (in London) of Puccini's Suor Angelica on April 12th and 13th, 2013. Nina performed the role of Suor Osmina and covered 2nd Touriere in a production directed by Jacquie Crago. During the course, Nina also sang in a masterclass for Helen Field on audition technique.


Teachers: Current: since 2020: consultation lessons with James Black

Previous: Neil Howlett ,Judith Howarth and Dr Nell Drew, and has also had consultation lessons with Neil Baker, Dr Colin Morris and Pamela Kuhn.


Languages: Nina speaks fluent Swedish and English as well as Brazilian Portuguese and some German, and is currently studying Italian. Nina has also sung in Latin, French, Finnish, Latvian, Occitan and Russian.


Other training: Nina has a BMus (Hons) and a PG Dip qualification from the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied as a viola player.


Other relevant skills: in February 2020, Nina joined the Covent Garden Minuet Company, specialising in 18th Century Dancing.  

Previous roles (most recent first)

North Wales Opera Studio: Cosi fan Tutte

Role: Despina

North Wales Opera Studio

February 11th 2023 Whitchurch Civic Hall

February 18th 2023 Doxford Hall

Conductor/MD: Peter Crockford

Director: Anne Williams - King

performed with string quartet and piano

Fiordiligi: Bethan Terry

Dorabella: Priscilla Fong( 18th)/Noemie Johns (11th)

Guglielmo: Andre Batalha Soares (18th)/James Holt (11th)

Ferrando: Julio Cancio

Don Alfonso: Simon Wilshire

Porcupine Productions: The Pirates of Penzance

Role: Edith

Friday, July 1st, 2022 St Mary's Church, Putney

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 St Dunstan's, East Acton

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, 19:30

St James, Piccadilly

Saturday, December 4th, 2021, 19:30

St Mary's Church, Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN  Tickets and more info

Musical Director: Derek Carden                     Stage Director: Stephen Roe

Nina will sing the role of Edith in this fun production of the Pirate of Penzance.

Cast: Mabel: Catrin Lewis; Frederic: Alex Haigh; Major General Stanley: Anthony Sales; The Pirate King: Leon Berger; Ruth: Sarah Tyler; 

The Sergeant of Police: Annette Dumville. Police, Pirates and Daughters: Nina Kopparhed, Kathleen Linton-Ford, Ruth Beckmann, Stephen Roe, David Banbury, Randy Nichol, Robert Sales, Stephen Parish.

Porcupine Productions: The Magic Flute

Role: 1st Lady

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 19:00-22:00

St Mary's Church, Putney Bridge, London SW15 1SN

Nina will be singing the role of 1st Lady in this Covid secure, socially distanced, production of the Magic Flute. 

The production will be sung in English.

Cast : Alex Haigh, Catrin Lewis, Anthony Scales, Stefanie Kemball-Read, David Banbury, Nina Kopparhed, Sarah Tyler, Annette Dumville, Kathleen Linton-Ford, Leon Berger, Shirley Vaughan and Stephen Roe.

Musical Director and Piano - Derek Carden

More details and tickets



Role: Celia

Friday, November 2nd, 2019, 19:30; The Moat House, Maidstone, Kent 

Nina will sing the role of Celia in this staged production with full orchestra and chorus.

All proceeds from this performance will go the the Heart of Kent Hospice.

Tickets can be bought through

Full cast below:

Mountararat: Leon Berger                             Tolloller: David George Menezes                 Private Willis: Gerard Delrez

Strephon: Stephen Anthony Brown               Chancellor's Page: Karl Schilg                     Queen: Joanna Gamble

Iolanthe: Marie-Claire OptenNoort                Celia: Nina Kopparhed                                 Leila: Jasmine Adrian-Dawson

Fleta: Ruby Reed                                          Phyllis: Rebecca Hooper

Conductor: Martin Hindmarsh                        Director and Lord Chancellor: Colin Morris

Maidstone Choral Union 

Rose Opera: Idomeneo

Role: Ilia

The Normansfield Theatre, The Langdon Down Centre, Teddington

Nina will sing the role of Ilia with Rose Opera on Oct 4th-6th 2019.

Musical Director: David Roblou           Stage Director: Michael Moxham

Designer: Lucy Fowler                         Producers: Tamara Ravenhill and Andy Evans

Lighting design: Roberto Ventruti        Technical Director: Alan Bain

Stage Manager: Tracey Guillard

Cast (in order of appearance):

Ilia: Nina Kopparhed                             Idamante: Jane Frith (Oct 5th), Anna Marie McLachlan (Oct 4th, 6th)

Elettra: Tamara Ravenhill                     Arbace: David Padua

Idomeneo: Andy Evans                        Voice of Neptune: Ian Pope

Tickets are available from the Langdon Down Centre web site

Rose Opera: Iolanta

Role: Brigitta

Friday, March 22nd, 2019: 19:30

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019: 19:30

Sunday, March 24th, 2019:  14:30

Normansfield Theatre, Teddington

Nina will perform the role of Brigitta with a fantastic cast. Fully staged with orchestra.

Performed in Russian with surtitles.

Conductor: Peter Ford;      Director Fred Broom;

Tickets £22-£25

More info: Rose Opera website


Invisible Effect:

Role: Soprano

World Premiere: September 3rd, 2018 The Pleasance Theatre, London.

Choreography: Kirill Burlov. Composer: Platon Buravicky

Work for Contemporary Ballet, Soprano and chamber ensemble. 

OCMC: Ariadne auf Naxos
June 30th, 2018
Regent's Hall, London

Role: Zerbinetta
With full orchestra: Conductor: Peter Ford 


Handmade Opera: Nino Rota: I Due Timidi

Role: Lucia

September 5th, 2017, 20:00: Lugnano, Italy,

September 6th, 2017, 20:00: Scheggino, Italy

TimeZone Theatre: A Night in Vienna
Role "Zerlina" 

Director: Pamela Schermann


"Welcome to the Vienna Grand! 

Set in the reception area of the infamous Vienna Grand Hotel, three people become entangled in a web of love, affairs and intrigues. A fast-paced journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro.

Presented in a fresh interpretation with new English lyrics - Mozart as you’ve never heard it before!

And remember: What happens in the Vienna Grand..."

A Night in Vienna will be performed as a companion piece to Rimsky Korsakov's "Mozart and Salieri"


A NIGHT IN VIENNA will be performed on following dates:

25th March 2017 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
19th May 2017 - Albany Theatre, Coventry
20th May 2017 - Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
24th May 2017 - Rose Playhouse, MERGE Bankside Festival
26th May 2017 - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
27th May 2017 - Kentwell Halls, Suffolk
29th May 2017 - Bridewell Theatre, London (as part of the Launch of the "Opera in the CIty" Festival)
2nd June 2017 - The Place, Bedford
23rd June 2017 - Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth
24th June 2017 - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
27 June 2017 - Waterloo East Theatre, London

VoiceArc: Don Giovanni

Role: Donna Elvira

Saturday, May 12th, 2017: Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh


"The prison spaceship moves forward into the void. Don Giovanni's brain, all that is left of the evil lothario after a million years, is scheming. If his plan succeeds he can exude an emanation and create the havoc of old.  Don Pedro stands at the helm and a shiver runs down his spine as he suddenly worries for his daughter Donna Anna...but she is safely in stasis.  Or is she?"


VoiceArc return with their unique take on their third of W. A. Mozart's Da Ponte operas: Don Giovanni.  The Don and his fellow characters are brought together on a prison spaceship in a new and exciting reworking of the concept, but the music, libretto and the singing is, as always with VoiceArc, faithful to the original Mozart and Da Ponte masterpiece.  


Sung In Italian with English surtitles.

Kent Opera: La Clemenza di Tito

Role: Vitellia
Saturday, February 4th, 2017: 19:30: Holy Trinity Church, Queenborough
Thursday, February 9th, 2017: 19:30: St Anne's Church, Hoxton
Friday, February 10th, 2017: 20:00: Astor Community Centre, Deal


VoiceArc: Cosi fan Tutte

Role: Fiordiligi

December 10th, 2016: 19:00, Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh

Secret Opera/Hoxton Opera Studio: La Clemenza di Tito
Role: Vitellia
Performances in October 2016

Secret Opera/Opera Ad Libitum: Britten: The Turn of the Screw


Role: The Governess

July 28th, 2016: St Anne's Church, Hoxton (open Dress Rehearsal)

October 30th 2016: Astor Community Theatre, Deal.

Harrow Opera: Britten: Albert Herring

Role: Miss Wordsworth

Friday, March 11th, 2016: 19:00: Ark Theatre, Elstree and Borehamwood

Sunday, March 13th, 2016: 19:00: Ark Theatre, Elstree and Borehamwood

For more information and to book tickets, please follow the link to the Ark Theatre, look up events in March, and you'll find it there


Aria Alba: The Magic Flute or "One flew over the Birdman's Nest"

Role: Die Konigin der Nacht

(with orchestra)

Sung in German with Surtitles and narration in English

Venue: Broughton St Mary's, Edinburgh

Saturday, November 21st, 19:00

Sunday, November 22nd, 15:00

A revival of the company's very successful 2014 Edinburgh Fringe production.

VoiceArc: Cosi fan Tutte

Role: Fiordiligi

Sung in Italian with Surtitles

Venue: Summerhall

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015, 19:00,

Friday November 13th, 2015, 19:00,

(Also singing chorus on Thursday 12th)

Opera Camerata: The Tales of Hoffmann

Role: Olympia

(with full orchestra)

sung in English

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 19:30: Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Thursday, October 8th, 2015, 19:30: Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Friday, October 9th, 2015, 19:30: Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 19:30: Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Read the review here

VoiceArc "Figaro Fugit"

Role: Susanna

Le Nozze di Figaro in 70minutes!

August 23rd, 2015: St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

VoiceArc: Le Nozze di Figaro

Role: Susanna

(with full orchestra)

sung in Italian with surtitles

March 2015: St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh


Aria Alba: The Magic Flute, or one flew over the birdman's Nest?

Role: Die Konigin der Nacht

(with full orchestra)

Sung in German with surtitles

July 2014: Uig Hall, Dunoon

August 2014: Broughton St Mary's, Edinburgh


Aria Alba: Dido and Aeneas

Role: Belinda

July 2013: Uig Hall, Dunoon

August 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

Co-Opera Co. Easter Development Programme: Suor Angelica

Roles: Suor Osmina and 2nd Touriere (Alms Sister).

Sung in Italian. Director: Jacquie Crago

April 12th and 13th, 2013 John Mackintosh Theatre, London SW6 1RX


Aria Alba: Le Nozze di Figaro

Role: Susanna.

(with orchestra)

Sung in Italian with surtitles.

July 2012: Lough Bawn

August 2012: Edinburgh Fringe: Greyfriar's Church/Bruntsfield Church.

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