Nina van Essen

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Teatro alla Scala debut 24/25

Nina van Essen makes her La Scala debut in season 24/25

Biography

All about Nina

Nina van Essen is currently making rapid career both on opera and concert stages all over the world, such as; Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, Royal Danish Opera, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon, Zaterdag Matinee Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Opera de Dijon, Oper Leipzig, and many more. During her time in the ensemble of Staatsoper Hannover she has highly enriched her repertoire from Baroque to Bel Canto and some contemporary music.

Read more about Nina in the "about" section.

Nina van Essen's bloeiende carrière brengt haar naar zowel opera- als concertpodia over de hele wereld, zoals; Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, Koninklijke Deense Opera, Nederlandse Nationale Opera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lissabon, Zaterdag Matinee Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Opera de Dijon, Oper Leipzig en nog veel meer. Tijdens haar tijd bij het ensemble van de Staatsoper Hannover heeft ze haar repertoire enorm verrijkt, van barok tot belcanto en hedendaagse muziek.

Lees meer over Nina in "about".

“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
Tivat, Montenegro

25.7.2024

Tivat Music Festival

Recital

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

6.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

8.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

13.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

18.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

23.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

26.10.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

2.11.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

8.11.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

15.11.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Royal Danish Opera Kopenhagen

17.11.2024

Cherubino - Le nozze di Figaro

Musical direction - Nicholas McGegan/ Nick Fletcher
Regie - Anne Barslev


Count Almaviva - Theodore Platt
Contessa Almaviva - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen
Susanna - Clara Cecilie Thomsen
Figaro - Henning von Schulman
Marcellina - Cecilia Lund Tomter
Bartolo - Morten Staugaard
Basilio / Don Curzio - Fredrik Bjellsäter
Antonio - Antti Mähönen
Barbarina - Annika Beinnes

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Theater an der Wien

13.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

13.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

15.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

15.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

17.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

17.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

18.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

18.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

22.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

22.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

27.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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Theater an der Wien

27.12.2024

Fuchs - Der Kleine Prinz - P.Valtinoni

Musical direction - Gábor Káli

Regie - Louisa Muller

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

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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
Regie 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
Regie 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
Regie 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
Regie 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
Regie 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
Regie 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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La Scala Milano

18.5.2025

Mitridate, Re di Ponto - Arbate - Mozart

Musical direction - Christophe Rousset

Mitridate - Sergey Romanovsky

Aspasia - Jessica Pratt

Sifare - Olga Bezsmertna

Farnace - Rose Naggar-Tremblay

Ismene - Maria Kokareva

Marzio - Alasdair Kent

Arbate - Nina van Essen

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Theatre des Champs-Elysées

25.5.2025

Arabate - Mitridate, Re di Ponto - Mozart

Musical Direction - Christophe Rousset
Les Talens Lyriques

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

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La Scala di Milano

5.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

8.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

12.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

15.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

18.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

21.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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La Scala di Milano

23.11.2025

Dorabella - Cosi fan tutte

Musical Direction - Alexander Soddy

Regie - Robert Carsen

Fiordiligi - Elsa Dreisig

Dorabella - Nina van Essen

Despina - Sandrine Piau

Guglielmo - Luca Micheletti

Ferrando - Giovanni Sala

Don Alfonso - Gerald Finley

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