At the 5th London Festival of American Music, Nadine took on the principle role of Imoinda at the UK premiere of The Crossing, an opera by Cuban-American composer, Odaline de la Martinez. She continues to work with de la Martinez, most recently recording the role of Mrs. Waters in Ethel Smyth’s opera The Boatswain’s Mate for Retrospect Opera, which was released in Augsut 2016.
Listen to Nadine sing “What if I were young again”.
THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE
Flight Paths – An Opera written by Steve Kilpatrick was commissioned as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Nadine Benjamin played the role of Erin.
Naciketa: Fragments From An Indian Journey
This is a fragment of a documentary that has been following the development of the work-in-progress opera for 2 years from London to Leeds to Edinburgh to London’s Royal Opera House and now to India. Tina Ellen Lee, artistic director/producer; Nigel Osborne, composer; Darren Abrahams, singer/animateur; and Nelson Fernandez, arts producer travelled to India in January 2012 to find creative and producing partners and interested theaters and to discover greater depths in the ideas within the Upanishads and traditional musical structures. They were also seeking to find ways of sharing their knowledge with Indian schools and other institutions using music to inspire children.”
Nadine Benjamin created the roles of Alicia, Swaharaga and Lucia for this opera by Nigel Osborne.