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Nina Scott-Stoddart

Stage director Don Giovanni 2018

Biography

Nina moved to Lunenburg, NS from Toronto in 2002. Nina is the co-founder of Toronto’s Opera Anonymous, which produced over 20 well-reviewed works in its eight year history. Since relocating to Nova Scotia, Nina has founded Maritime Concert Opera, which has just completed a very successful tenth season.

As a professional mezzo soprano, Nina has sung with many orchestras and opera companies, including Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Opera Maine, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert, the Kingston Symphony, the International Chamber Music Festival in New Zealand, Opera Nova Scotia, and the NS Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

Nina directed opera for a number of groups in Toronto, and since moving to NS has worked as Artistic Producer for ONS’s Opera Valentine for  five years and as stage director and General Manager for HSOW’s productions of Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Menotti’s The Consul, Floyd’s Susannah, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Nina was the guest stage director for the Dalhousie University Opera Workshop for four years: for Dal she directed Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, The Telephone and Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Gianni Schicchi and Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor.  In 2011 she directed  RENT for DGM Music Inc. in Halifax, Amahl and the Night Visitors for Maritime Concert Opera and  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for Acadia University’s Singing Theatre program.

In 2013 she cofounded the Yorkshire Opera Workshop in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, for which she directed Dido and Aeneas.  She looks forward to returning in May 2014 to co-direct Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.

You can find her production company website at dangerousmezzo.com

 

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