Nina van Essen

Mezzosoprano
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CLIP 2023

Nina van Essen wins the first prize and best female voice award at the Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino, Italy 2023

Biography

All about Nina

Nina van Essen is considered a unearthly beautiful and enchanting mezzo-soprano, With her supple, powerfully luminous and agile voice. (Kulturfeder/Neue presse/opernwelt) During her time in the ensemble of Staatsoper Hannover she has build a big fan base and highly enriched her repertoire from Baroque to Bel Canto.

Read more about Nina in the "about" section.

Nina van Essen wordt beschouwd als een onaards mooie en betoverende mezzosopraan, met haar soepele, krachtig heldere en lenige stem. (Kulturfeder/Neue presse/opernwelt) Tijdens haar tijd in het ensemble van Staatsoper Hannover heeft ze een grote schare fans opgebouwd en haar repertoire sterk verrijkt, van barok tot belcanto.

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“Nina van Essen, in what is, remarkably, her role debut as Rosina, makes the part sound as if it was written for her, with clarity, wit, lyricism and charm. “
Financial Times
Staatsoper Hannover

24.4.2024

Orfeo - Orfeo ed Euridice - W.Gluck

Staatstheater Hannover presents a new production of Gluck's Orfeo, a co-production with Staatsballet Hannover staged by Lisaboa Houbrechts, Choreographed by Diego Tortelli and conducted by Benjamin Bayl.

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Staatstheater Hannover

27.4.2024

Orfeo - Orfeo ed Euridice - W.Gluck

Staatstheater Hannover presents a new production of Gluck's Orfeo, a co-production with Staatsballet Hannover staged by Lisaboa Houbrechts, Choreographed by Diego Tortelli and conducted by Benjamin Bayl.

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Staatsoper Hannover

10.5.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Laurenskerk Rotterdam

14.5.2024

Alto - Gloria - Vivaldi - Rotterdams Philharmonisch

Conductor - Giuseppe Mengoli

Soprano - Ilse Eerens

Soprano II - Martha Bosch

Choir - Laurens Collegium

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Staatsoper Hannover

17.5.2024

Orfeo - Orfeo ed Euridice - W.Gluck

Staatstheater Hannover presents a new production of Gluck's Orfeo, a co-production with Staatsballet Hannover staged by Lisaboa Houbrechts, Choreographed by Diego Tortelli and conducted by Benjamin Bayl.

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Staatsoper Hannover

19.5.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Staatsoper Hannover

24.5.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Staatsoper Hannover

7.6.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Staatsoper Hannover

14.6.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Staatsoper Hannover

16.6.2024

Cherubino - Le Nozze di Figaro - W.A.Mozart

Conductor: Masaru Kumakura

Stage director: Lydia Steier

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Clos Vougeot, France

22.6.2024

Young artist in Residence Festival Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot

From the 22nd till the 30th of July 2024 the festival Musique & Vin takes place at the beautiful Clos Vougeot.

As part of the Opening of the festival, the young artists in residence give a full recital.

Repertoire to be announced.

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Dominicuskerk, Amsterdam

16.7.2024

The Masters voice - P.Kooreman

Musical direction - Boudewijn Jansen

Estelle - Nina van Essen
Sophie - Nikki treurniet
John - Berend Eijkhout

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Kloosterkerk, Den Haag

17.7.2024

The Masters voice - P.Kooreman

Musical direction - Boudewijn Jansen

Estelle - Nina van Essen
Sophie - Nikki treurniet
John - Berend Eijkhout

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Broederkerk, Zeist

18.7.2024

The Masters voice - P.Kooreman

Musical Direction - Boudewijn Jansen

Estelle - Nina van Essen
Sophie - Nikki Treurniet
John - Berend Eijkhout

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Kotor, Montenegro

25.7.2024

Kotor Art International Festival

Recital

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Theater an der Wien

13.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

13.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

15.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher


Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

15.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

17.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

17.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

18.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

18.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

22.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

22.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

27.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Theater an der Wien

27.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Der kleine Prinz - Emilie Renard

Pilot - Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fuchs / Passant 1 - Nina van Essen

Schlange / Passant 2 / König - Zoltan Nagy

Mutter / Die Eitle / Rose - Carina Schmieger

Vater / Geschäftsmann - Alexander Kaimbacher

Conductor - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

Costume /stage - Madeleine Boyd

Light - Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturgy  - Christian Schröder

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

14.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

16.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

19.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

22.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

26.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Nationale Opera & Ballet

30.3.2025

We are the lucky ones - Three - Philip Venables

Composition  Philip Venables
Libretto  Nina Segal and Ted Huffman

Musical direction  Bassem Akiki
Stage direction and set design  Ted Huffman

One  Claron McFadden
Two  Jacquelyn Stucker
Three  Nina van Essen
Four  Helena Rasker
Five  Miles Mykkanen
Six  Frederick Ballentine
Seven  Germán Olvera
Eight  Alex Rosen

Residentie Orkest

Co-production with Ruhrtriennal

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Theatre des Champs-Elysées

25.5.2025

Mitridate, Re di Ponto - Arabate - Mozart

Sergey Romanovsky | Mitridate
Jessica Pratt | Aspasia
Olga Bezsmertna | Sifare
Rose Naggar-Tremblay | Farnace
Maria Kokareva | Ismene
Alasdair Kent | Marzio
Nina van Essen | Arbate

Christophe Rousset | Musical direction
Les Talens Lyriques

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Voi che sapete - Cherubino - W.A.Mozart
In un Fiorito prato - Messagiera - L'orfeo C.Monteverdi - Staatsoper Hannover
Una voce poco fa - Rosina - G.Rossini - Finale Concorso Lirico di Portofino 2023
Erbarme dich - J.S.Bach - Matthäus Passion
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