Nina Kopparhed

Soprano

Opera

Reviews:

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, Londontheatre1.com,
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

  • La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort. photo by Melissa Stanton
    La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort. photo by Melissa Stanton
  • La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort; Publio: Themba Mvula. photo by Melissa Stanton
    La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort; Publio: Themba Mvula. photo by Melissa Stanton
  • Time Zone Theatre's "A Night in Vienna", May-June 2017.
with Rene Bloice-Sanders, baritone
    Time Zone Theatre's "A Night in Vienna", May-June 2017. with Rene Bloice-Sanders, baritone
  • Nina as Miss Wordsworth, Albert Herring, Harrow Opera,March 2016 Act 1: "The Female sex has soiled"
Photo: Simon Shapiro
Lady Billows: Barbara Shapiro; the Vicar: David Danson
    Nina as Miss Wordsworth, Albert Herring, Harrow Opera,March 2016 Act 1: "The Female sex has soiled" Photo: Simon Shapiro Lady Billows: Barbara Shapiro; the Vicar: David Danson
  • Opera Camerata 2015: Tales of Hoffmann: Olympia's Aria (Nina: Olympia)
    Opera Camerata 2015: Tales of Hoffmann: Olympia's Aria (Nina: Olympia)
  • TimeZone Theatre's "A Night in Vienna", May-Jun 2017. with Aidan Coburn, tenor
    TimeZone Theatre's "A Night in Vienna", May-Jun 2017. with Aidan Coburn, tenor
  • Nina as the Queen of the Night "Der Holle Rache": Aria Alba, Uig Hall,July 2014. Also in the picture: Essi Purhonen as Pamina
    Nina as the Queen of the Night "Der Holle Rache": Aria Alba, Uig Hall,July 2014. Also in the picture: Essi Purhonen as Pamina
  • Nina as Miss Wordsworth: Albert Herring Act 2 "Hooray for the..." Harrow Opera, March 2016. Albert: Stephen McNealy
Photo: Simon Shapiro
    Nina as Miss Wordsworth: Albert Herring Act 2 "Hooray for the..." Harrow Opera, March 2016. Albert: Stephen McNealy Photo: Simon Shapiro
  • Tales of Hoffmann: Have I hurt you? You give me no reply... Nina: Olympia, Hoffmann: Mike Doroszenko
    Tales of Hoffmann: Have I hurt you? You give me no reply... Nina: Olympia, Hoffmann: Mike Doroszenko
  • Nina as Queen of the Night (Du wird Sie zu befreien gehen): Aria Alba 2014 Fringe Production "The Magic Flute - or One Flew over the Birdman's Nest?"
    Nina as Queen of the Night (Du wird Sie zu befreien gehen): Aria Alba 2014 Fringe Production "The Magic Flute - or One Flew over the Birdman's Nest?"
  • Nina as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Aria Alba 2012 Fringe production. Also in the picture: Blake Parham as The Count
    Nina as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Aria Alba 2012 Fringe production. Also in the picture: Blake Parham as The Count
La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort. photo by Melissa Stanton
La Clemenza di Tito, Feb 2017, Kent Opera. Nina: Vitellia; Sesto: Marie-Claire OpTen Noort. photo by Melissa Stanton

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.


in the 2015-16 season:

Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann),

Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte),

Die Konigin der Nacht (Die Zauberflote),

Miss Wordsworth (Britten: Albert Herring),

and The Governess (Britten: Turn of the Screw), Secret Opera


in the 2016-17 season:

The Governess (Britten: Turn of the Screw), Secret Opera,

Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) Secret Opera and Kent Opera

Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) VoiceArc

"Zerlina" (A Night in Vienna) TimeZone Theatre


2017- 2018 season

Lucia (Nino Rota: I Due Timidi) Handmade Opera Opera (Italy)

Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) OCMC


2018-2019 season:

Brigitta (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta) 


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

Courses/Training

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.


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

 

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 is excited to perform her first role in Russian in 2019.


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

Upcoming roles:

2019

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta


Role: Brigitta

(full orchestra)


Performances March 2019

2018

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

Role: Zerbinetta
(With full orchestra: Conductor: Peter Ford) 

Previous roles (most recent first)

2017

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

Description:

"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"


UK TOUR SCHEDULE

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


Description:

"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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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


2012

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.