Nina Kopparhed

Soprano

Oratorios and concerts

Oratorios and concerts

Nina is also working as a concert and oratorio soloist.


Nina's first ever concert as a soprano soloist was with the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso in 2006, in the Amazon jungle in Bolivia as part of the Bolivian International Baroque Festival. She had to step in at the very last minute (Nina was the principal viola player of the orchestra and hadn't sung since she was a choral scholar in her teens!) as the original soprano got ill on the day. She really enjoyed it, in fact, this event re-ignited Nina's love of singing and, when Nina returned to the UK in 2008, she found a fantastic teacher. Judith Howarth, and went back to studying singing, re-appearing again on the concert platform in November 2011 for her UK debut as a singer, performing Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra. 


Since then, Nina has appeared as a soprano soloist with amongst others, the Telemann Ensemble, Candandum Choir, Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, Paisley Abbey Choir,  and Stirling University Choir.  Nina also sings at a number of opera gala concerts and charity concerts every year, and has performed as a soloist in England, Scotland, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, Sweden and Germany.


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 Baltic Centenary, 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.



Please find Nina's current oratorio repertoire below: click on the link for Nina's complete repertoire list 

  I normally don't like to single anything, or anyone, out but norms have to be set aside on occasion. I really thought the Exsultate Jubilate was in every way exceptional, as fine a performance as I have heard in many a day, the soloist positively radiating charm and joy in the music such as to transfix everyone in the hall. Absolutely first class."
Sandy Sinclair, excerpt of a letter to the Dunblane orchestra after the performance
(reproduced with permission).
"Tremendous technique!
"Wonderful breath control and effortless top 'C'
A.W and C.S
  • Invisible Effect: Music: Platon Buravicky; choreography: Kirill Burlov. World Premiere as part of the Baltic100 in September 2018. Nina sang the solo soprano part
    Invisible Effect: Music: Platon Buravicky; choreography: Kirill Burlov. World Premiere as part of the Baltic100 in September 2018. Nina sang the solo soprano part
  • Nina and Shengzhi Ren, performing "Brindisi" as part of Serata Lirica al Castello, Asolo, August 2018
    Nina and Shengzhi Ren, performing "Brindisi" as part of Serata Lirica al Castello, Asolo, August 2018
  • Applause after the World premiere of "Invisible Effect", September 2018
    Applause after the World premiere of "Invisible Effect", September 2018
  • Melofonetica Gala Concert, August 2018
    Melofonetica Gala Concert, August 2018
Invisible Effect: Music: Platon Buravicky; choreography: Kirill Burlov. World Premiere as part of the Baltic100 in September 2018. Nina sang the solo soprano part
Invisible Effect: Music: Platon Buravicky; choreography: Kirill Burlov. World Premiere as part of the Baltic100 in September 2018. Nina sang the solo soprano part

Repertoire: Oratorio and Cantatas

Bach: Cantata no. 51:Jauchtzet, Gott im allen landen      Bach: Cantata No. 140: Wachet auf

Bach: St John Passion                                                      Bach: St Matthew Passion 

Bach: Mass in A BVW 234                                                Bach: Magnificat (both soprano I and II)

Brahms: Requiem                                                             Charpentier: Te Deum

Faure: Requiem                                                                Handel: Acis and Galatea

Handel: Dixit Dominus (Both soprano I and II solo parts) Handel: Messiah

Handel:  My Heart is Igniting (SATB solo version)       Handel: The Eternal source of light Divine

Haydn: Creation                                      

Haydn: Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mozart: B minor mass (1st soprano part)                           Mozart: Coronation Mass

Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate                                              Mozart: Requiem

Mozart: Solemn Vespers                                                    Mozart: Splendente te, Deus

Schubert: Mass in G, D167

Telemann: Warum verstellst du die Gebarden?            Telemann: Zurne nur, du alte schlange

Telemann: Lauter Wonne                                                   Telemann: Schmeckt und sehet

Telemann: Was gleicht dem Adel warer Christen                Telemann: Hemmet den Eifer

Telemann: In gering - und rauhen Schalen

Vaughan-Williams: Mass                                                    Vivaldi: Gloria    

Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo, pax sincera                                   Zipoli: Ad Mariam (Zupaqui)


In bold: recently performed