"Soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith [Benjamin] was astounding as Imoinda... Her voice brilliantly captured the complex emotions of the heroine - it soared when there was hope, and fell into darkest despair when she was feeling pain and loss. I could have listened to her all night."
Charlotte Woodley, Fringe Opera, November 2014
"I was astounded to hear Nadine singing jazz so beautifully and in style. I could not believe that this was the same voice that sang Madama Butterfly so incredibly well."
"A warm wave of sound, ample, generous... Nadine Benjamin is a born storyteller of song."
A highly charismatic and versatile artist, British soprano Nadine Benjamin (formerly Mortimer-Smith) is in increasing demand on both the operatic stage and the concert platform. She is developing great renown as an exponent of song, in particular Strauss, Verdi and contemporary American song.
Nadine has sung at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Opera House (Paul Hamlyn Hall and Clore Studio) and with Opéra National de Lyon. She most recently performed the role of Imoinda in the UK premiere of The Crossing (de la Martinez) to critical acclaim.
Future opera engagements include the role of Nadia in Tippett's The Ice Break with Birmingham Opera Company in April 2015 and Desdemona (Otello) in October 2015.
Nadine made her US debut at the National Opera Center, New York in September 2014 with a programme of Verdi songs and arias, and will repeat the recital at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden on 5 December 2014 (please see below). Concert performances in 2015 include Berg's Seven Early Songs with West London Sinfonia and Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne for Plymouth Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014 Nadine was appointed an Ambassador for London Music Masters, a charity that encourages opportunity, diversity and excellence in classical music. In addition to her work as a performer, Nadine is a Certified NLP and High Performance Coach.
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