Nadine BenjaminLyric Soprano
Award-winning lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin (formerly Mortimer-Smith) has been well received by the operatic world thanks to her powerful voice and thoughtful programming. Since devising “Why Don’t You Just Sing Jazz?” for Grimeborn Festival, she has appeared in Yinka Shonibare’s installation film “Addio del Passato”. In 2012 Nadine was shortlisted for the Genesis Prize and subsequently received support from the Genesis Foundation. Nadine sang the title role of Puccini’s much loved Madame Butterfly.
Nadine has created several roles in contemporary operas, including Steven Kilpatrick’s Flightpathsand Nigel Osborne’s Naciketa, which toured India and the UK in 2013/14. She has recorded works by 20th Century American composers and in 2012, gave recitals at the 1901 Arts Club and at The Warehouse for Lontano’s Fourth London Festival of American Music. Other engagements have included the sold-out ‘Naked Opera’ at The Forge, Camden in October and in November, a recital of opera arias featuring women in prayer at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.