"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."
Recently hailed by 'Opera Now' magazine as one of their favourite top ten sopranos in "a new generation of sopranos who are destined to have impressive careers", Nadine Benjamin is in increasing demand on both the operatic stage and the concert platform. A highly charismatic and versatile British artist, 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 principal role of Imoinda in the UK premiere of The Crossing (de la Martinez) to critical acclaim.
Opera engagements in 2015 include Nadia in Tippett's The Ice Break with Birmingham Opera Company in April, Mother (Hansel and Gretel) with National Opera Studio in May and Desdemona (Otello) in October.
Much sought-after as a soloist in both the UK and abroad, Nadine made her US recital debut at the National Opera Center, New York in September with a programme of Verdi songs and arias, and repeated this recital to great acclaim in London in December 2014. 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 addition to her work as a performer, Nadine is a Certified High Performance Mentor and in 2014 was appointed an Ambassador for London Music Masters, a charity that encourages opportunity, diversity and excellence in classical music.
Nadine is currently being coached at the National Opera Studio as part of their 'Singers of Tomorrow' initiative.
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