A particular delight was the fact that we had the premiere of Canadian Boat Song by none other than the first violinist, Mark Wilson, in which he accompanied his wife, Nina Kopparhed, who sang it beautifully.
Yorkshire pianist and composer Neil Crossland had written a song setting especially for this concert, a poised and poignant piece entitled A Dream Within A Dream.The words, by Edgar Allan Poe, were again exquisitely rendered by Nina.Nina really came into her own in her performance of three songs by Frank Bridge...The standard throughout was extraordinarily fine both musically and technically
The video below, of Nina performing Ah! Non credea mirarti...Ah! Non giunge" (Amina: La Sonnambula), was recorded live at the Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo, Italy, as part of the gala concert "Serata Lirica al Castello" in August 2018.