Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Nina: soprano soloist
Programme to include music by Mozart and Telemann
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."
(reproduced with permission).
"Wonderful breath control and effortless top 'C'
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, Dunblane Chamber Orchestra (repeat bookings), Paisley Abbey Choir (repeat bookings), and Stirling University Choir (repeat bookings). Nina also sings at a number of opera gala concerts and charity concerts every year, and has performed in England, Scotland and Italy.
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
Current repertoire (Oratorios)
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 Faure: Requiem
Handel: Messiah Handel: Semele: Semele
Handel: Dixit Dominus (Both soprano I and II solo parts) 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 Schubert: Mass in G, D167
Vaughan-Williams: Mass Vivaldi: Gloria
Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo, pax sincera Zipoli: Ad Mariam (Zupaqui)
Previous Concerts and Oratorios (2015 onwards, most recent first)
Monday, September 3rd, 2018, 20.00
The Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London
Choreography: Kirill Burlov
Composer: Platon Buravicky
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Trio Sonorite (Ozlem Celik, clarinet, Daryl Giuliano, cello, Jelena Makarova, piano)
The world premiere of Platon Buravicky's "Invisible Effect, Choreography: Kirill Burlov, written for the Baltic Centenary Celebrations. Contemporary ballet, music fusing contemporary rhythms with Latvian Folk music.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 19:00
Concert, Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
Stirling University Chorus
Alistair Warwick: Conductor
Nina Kopparhed, soprano soloist
Ulrike Wutscher , mezzo-soprano soloist
David Douglas, tenor
Programme will include: Charpentier: Te Deum,
Handel: My heart is igniting
Mozart: Splendente te, Deus
plus operatic arias and choruses for the 2nd half.
Sunday, January 28th, 2018,
Paisley Abbey "Come and Sing" Handel's Messiah
Nina will be the soprano soloist for this event.
For more details on how to apply to take part or to attend, please see the Paisley Abbey official Facebook event
Secret Opera Gala Concert
Marie-Claire OpTen Noort, soprano
Nina Kopparhed, soprano,
Themba Mvula, baritone
Arias and ensembles by Mozart, Verdi, Humperdinck, Donizetti, and others.
(Nina to sing Mozart: Der Holle Rache and Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo... O luce di quest' anima, as well as ensembles from Don Giovanni, Hansel and Gretel, La Clemenza di Tito, Cosi fan tutte)
Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 19:00, Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling:
Stirling University Choir: Mendelssohn Elijah.
Alistair Warwick, Conductor;
Nina Kopparhed, soprano;
Ulrike Wutscher, alto;
Adam Magee, tenor;Philip Gault, bass
Conductor: George McPhee
Haydn Creation: Come and Sing event:
in aid of the Paisley Abbey Choral Scholarship fund
Nina will be the soprano soloist for this performance
Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh
VoiceArc presents a programme of popular arias and ensembles, as well as showcasing upcoming productions.
Nina will sing as part of the excerpts from VoiceArc's upcoming production of Cosi fan Tutte: Come Scoglio (Aria), Ah! Guarda Sorella (duet) and Soave sia il vento (Trio)
St John's Church, Moulsham St, Chelmsford.
Chelmsford City Opera and Orchestra.
Nina will sing Micaela's aria, je dis, que rien ne m'epouvante, as part of the concert.
For more info, please visit the CCO website
TamFest Main stage, High Street, Ayr
Arcantora Duo: Nina and Mark Wilson (piano) will perform a programme of popular operatic arias and a few favourite songs from Musicals
VoiceArc fundraising concert.
A programme of Lieder and arias, Opera and Musical Theatre, Solos and ensembles.
Nina will sing:
Bridge: Love went a-riding and Puccini: Quando m'en vo (Musetta, La Boheme), and the duet Ah! Guarda sorella (Fiordiligi, Moart: Cosi fan Tutte) with Fiona Main as Dorabella
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 19:00
Church of the Holy Rood, Stirling
Stirling University Choir
Alistair Warwick, Conductor
Nina will be the soprano soloist for:
Conductor: George McPhee
Celebrating the 700th Anniversary of the birth of Robert II
Nina performed as the 2nd soprano soloist in Handel: Dixit Dominus.
January 31st 2016, Paisley Abbey
"Come and Sing" Mozart Requiem.
Conductor, George McPhee
Rehearsal 14:30, Concert 18:30
Nina will sing the solo soprano part for this lovely event.
For a small fee, You can join the chorus and have the pleasure of singing one of Mozart's most beautiful and loved works with full orchestra.
You can find more information here.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015, 19:30
"Halloween" Concert, Kyle Centre, Ayr
Nina: soprano soloist.
As part of the concert, Nina will sing:
Purcell: When I am laid in earth (Dido: Dido and Aeneas)
Mozart: Der Holle Rache (Die Konigin der Nacht: Die Zauberflote)
Nina will be the soprano soloist for Haydn: Missa brevis St Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse), which will be performed with orchestra during the service by the Paisley Abbey Choir.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 19:00
"OperAid"Charity Concert in aid of the Save the Children Syria Trust and Migrant Offshore Aid Station
Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, Edinburgh.
Nina will perform with:
Fiona Watson, soprano, Barbara Scott, Mezzo soprano, and
Mark Adams, Lorna Brown and Ian Hammond Brown
Nina will sing the solo arias Offenbach: Doll Song (Tales of Hoffmann), and Gilbert and Sullivan: Poor wandering one (Pirates of Penzance);
as well as the ensembles:
Mozart: Soave sia il vento (Cosi fan tutte); Mozart: Via resti, servita (Le Nozze di Figaro); and Mozart: Sull'aria (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Even if you can't attend, you can also donate through the following:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OPERAID (save the children)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/807501629345054/
Friday, September 18th, 2015, 19:30 St Augustine's Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.
VoiceArc Fundraising Concert
Nina will sing solo arias, including an excerpt from R Strauss: Grossmachtige Prinzessin (Zerbinetta: Ariadne auf Naxos),
as well as three songs from Vaughan Williams' song cycle for voice and violin "Along the field"
Nina will also perform ensembles from Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan Tutte.
Thursday, August 27th, 20:00: Riverside Cafe, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
The programme will include Nina singing: Lehar: on my lips, every kiss is like wine; Offenbach: Doll Song;
Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta; Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo.. o luce di quest'anima
For more information, please see the Facebook event
Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 19:00
Blackburn Hall, National Opera Studio, London SW18 2PT
Showcase: the National Opera Studio "Opera Intensive Course"
Nina will sing Donizetti: O luce di quest' anima (Linda di Chamounix)
Sunday, June 7th, 2015: 11:00. Paisley Abbey
Nina will sing the soprano solo in the Mass by Vaughan Williams, sung during the Mass at Paisley Abbey.
Thursday, May 7th, 2015: 20:00-late: The Coffee House, Aberdeen
Nina will sing: Lehar: On my lips, every kiss is like wine (Giuditta) ;
Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La Rondine) ; Offenbach: "The Doll Song" (Tales of Hoffmann),
and the duet "Ah! Guarda, Sorella" (Cosi fan Tutte) with Barbara Scott (Mezzo)
Friday, March 13th, 2015, 19:30.
Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh
Aria Alba Opera Gala concert
Nina will sing:
Puccini: Chi il bel sogno (La Rondine: Magda), and
Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo... O luce di quest' anima (Linda di Chamounix: Linda)