Nina Kopparhed

Nina Kopparhed

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

"beautifully nuanced and well-characterized singing"
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«The role of Olympia gives Nina Kopparhed a chance to show off her very impressive range as a coloratura soprano as well as some effective comedy»
All Edinburgh Theatre, Oct 8, 2015 (2016)
«The music came alive... I have never heard a better performance of Shepherd on the Rock, live or on disc»
Alan Lovell, promoter Moffat Music society (2016)
«Nina kopparhed [was] wonderful.. Brilliantly acted»
Londontheatre1 regarding TImezone theatre's A night in vienna: May 2017 (2016)
2018Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosZerbinetta
2018Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEcho
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoVitellia
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierJungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoVitellia
2017Haydn: Die SchöpfungGabriel
2017Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70Widow
2017Rota: I due timidiLucia
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2017Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70Widow
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2016Britten: The Turn of the ScrewGoverness
2016Britten: Albert HerringMiss Wordsworth
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2016Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorSoprano #1
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2016Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2015Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2013Purcell: Dido and AeneasBelinda


Nina is a professional operatic soprano, oratorio soloist and concert singer.

Since being cast in her first role (Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro) in 2012, and making her professional debut in March 2015, again as Susanna, Nina has been cast in an ever increasing amount of roles.

Recent roles include 

(2018) Zerbinetta

(2017) Vitellia,Donna Elvira, Lucia (Nino Rota: I due Timidi)

Also: "Zerlina in TimeZone Theatre's Mozart-Medley "A Night in VIenna" (Arias: Der Holle Rache, Ach, ich fuhl's; duets from Zaide, Cosi and Don Giovanni; with a new English libretto by director Pamela Schermann): performances March, tour May-June 2017

(2016) Vitellia, The Governess, Miss Wordsworth, Die Konigin der Nacht and Fiordiligi.

Review: A Night in Vienna: ****

"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... Brilliantly acted by all three performers"
Sally Knipe,

Aside from opera, Nina is also working as a recitalist and oratorio soloist UK wide:

Previous oratorio work:

(2018): Handel: Messiah, Charpentier: Te Deum, Mozart: Splendente te, Deus; Handel: My Heart is Inditing (SATB solo + chorus version)
(2017): Haydn: Creation, Mendelssohn: Elijah
(2016): Mozart: Requiem; Handel: Messiah; Handel: Dixit Dominus; Haydn: Kleine Orgelmesse; Bach: Magnificat;

Recent recitals include venues such as The Schubert Institute UK, St Mary-at Hill, London, the Cruise Ship Saga "Sapphire", Moffat Music Society, Dumfries Music Society, Harrow Summer Music Festival, St Paul's Summer Music Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Queenborough, and many others.


Feedback from Nina's recital "Simply Schubert" with Afton Strings:"There was a magical clarity of interwoven lines, supporting and commenting upon your beautifully nuanced and well-characterized singing.  ...I have had exceptional feedback from members of last night’s audience, all of them overwhelmed by the friendly and informative atmosphere created, and the wonderful music they heard."Alan Lovell, Promoter, Moffat Music Society, about Nina's  Schubert recital with Afton Strings on October 4th, 2013.


Musical background:Nina was a choral scholar at Nacka Musikklasser until her teens but then concentrated on her viola playing, gaining a BMus(Hons) and PGDip from the Birmingham Conservatoire  studying with Rivka Golani, and then working as a professional viola player, freelancing as an orchestral player and chamber musician. Nina's next singing appearance was in 2006, when working as principal viola with an orchestra in Brazil. During a tour of Bolivia the soprano soloist was taken ill on the day of a concert and Nina was asked to step in at the last minute. Her performance was well received and she was asked back to perform several more times as a soprano soloist with the orchestra.When Nina returned to the UK in 2008 she started having singing lessons with the soprano Judith Howarth, and later with Dr Nell Drew, whilst continuing her work as a viola player, until making her debut as a singer in November 2011. Nina still enjoys working as a violinist and viola player but singing is now her top priority and all-consuming passion.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Zerbinetta 24 hours OCMC 2018
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Echo 1 week OCMC 2018
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Vitellia 1 week Kent Opera 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira 1 week VoiceArc Opera 2017
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin No 2017