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 Time Zone Theatre's
"A Night in Vienna"
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
"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
Brigitta (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta)
For a list of all of Nina's roles, previous and upcoming, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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.
Performances March 2019
Previous roles (most recent first)
Handmade Opera: Nino Rota: I Due Timidi
September 5th, 2017, 20:00: Lugnano, Italy,
September 6th, 2017, 20:00: Scheggino, Italy
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"
UK TOUR SCHEDULE
A NIGHT IN VIENNA will be performed on following dates:
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
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.
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
December 10th, 2016: 19:00, Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh
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
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.
Opera Camerata: The Tales of Hoffmann
(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
VoiceArc "Figaro Fugit"
Le Nozze di Figaro in 70minutes!
August 23rd, 2015: St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh
VoiceArc: Le Nozze di Figaro
(with full orchestra)
sung in Italian with surtitles
March 2015: St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh
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