Nina Kopparhed


Oratorios and concerts

Next concert:

Concerts for 2021 and 2022 are now being confirmed, please check back for further details.


  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
  • 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
  • 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
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

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,Candandum Choir, 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 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 

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

Previous Concerts and Oratorios (most recent first)

Friday, December 6th, 2019; 19:00. St Margaret's Church, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London

Cantandum Choir, director: Gilly French

Nina will be the 1st Soprano soloist for Handel: Dixit Dominus.

Also on the programme: 

Purcell: O sing unto the Lord
Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kinderlein

Saturday, September 7th 2019

Music Day concert,

Plaistow Seventh Day Adventist Church, 

97 St Anthony's Rd, Upton Park, London E7 9QB

Nina will sing The Marv'lous Work (Haydn: Creation), as well as ensembles from Elijah and the Messiah with the HACS Philharmonia and Vocal Ensemble.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Concert: The Telemann Ensemble

St Mary's Church, Glasgow

The programme will include Telemann Cantata 6: Warum verstellst du die gebarden and a selection from Handel: 9 Deutsche Arien

Telemann Ensemble Facebook page

December 31st 2018:

Private house party (Invitation only):

Recital with Neil Crossland, piano.

As part of this New Year recital, Nina and Neil performed:

Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate: 

    Exsultate, Jubilate,

    Fulget, amica dies.

    Tu Virginum corona


Saturday, September 30th, 2018: 

Charity Concert, The Telemann Ensemble

Stonehouse Sessions, Glasgow, in aid of Hospices of Hope.

Nina Kopparhed, soprano soloist

The programme will include Telemann: Zurne nur, du alte Schlange and Bach: Sheep may safely graze.

Friday, September 29th, 2018

Concert, OCMC

The Houseman Room, UCL (Invited audience only)

including the final trio/duo from Der Rosenkavalier

Die Marschallin: Tamara Ravenhill

Sophie: Nina Kopparhed

Octavian: Jo Parton

Wednesday, 26 September 2018; 19:30.

The National Liberal Club

London Belcanto Festival concert series

operatic arias and ensembles

Nina Kopparhed, soprano, 

Rebecca Barry, Mezzo,

Shengzhi Ren, tenor

Emily Hooker, piano

Monday, September 3rd, 2018, 20.00

The Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London

"Invisible Effect"

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, August 11th, 2018, 21.00

"Serata Lirica al Castello"

Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo, Italy

Melofonetica Gala Concert

Nina performed 

Bellini: "Ah! Non Credea mirarti... Ah! Non Giunge" (La Sonnambula)


"Brindisi" (La Traviata) with the tenor Shengzi Ren

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

18:30 performance

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

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017: 19:00, St Anne's church, Hoxton
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

Sunday, January 28th, 2017, 18:30, Paisley Abbey
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
Saturday, November 26th, 19:00:
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)
Saturday, November 19th, 2016, 19:30.
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
Saturday, October 29th, 2016: 13:25-13:55
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

Saturday, May 20th, 2016, 19:00. Broughton St Mary's Church, Edinburgh
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:

Bach: Magnificat and Haydn: Missa Brevis Sancti Joanni de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)
Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 19:30, Paisley Abbey

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) 

Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 11:00, Paisley Abbey.

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: (save the children) (moas)

Facebook event:

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

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 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

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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)