Award-winning First Nations soprano, Nina Korbe, is an accomplished young performer, who is quickly establishing herself in the Opera industry as a rising talent. Nina has been praised for her creamy tone, brilliant top notes and sensitive performances, which continue to delight audiences.
In 2014, Nina began performing with Opera Queensland and has amassed credits for their productions of La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, Il Barbiere de Siviglia, Peter Grimes and Verdi’s Requiem. Nina received her Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and recently graduated with a Master of Arts Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Throughout her studies, Nina’s performance highlights include Arminda from Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Héro from Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, Ilia from Mozart’s Idomeneo, Lucia from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and as Little Miss Manifest in the premiere performance of Freya Walley-Cohen’s critically acclaimed Witch.
Upon returning to Australia, Nina has performed with many of the country’s leading ensembles including Opera Queensland, Camerata, Queensland Ballet, Southern Cross Soloists and the Goldner String Quartet. This year Nina will continue in her position as Artist in Residence with Queensland Youth Orchestras and as a Melba Opera Trust Scholar.
Nina is fiercely passionate about the representation of Indigenous artists in the creative industries. As a proud Koa, Kuku Yalanji, Wakka Wakka woman, she is actively involved in the championing of Indigenous voices and sits on Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Reconciliation Action Plan board, while also working with QSO on their First Nations Advisory Board. In 2024, Nina will be making her professional debut in the role of Maria in West Side Story with Opera Australia and in August her company debut with Victorian Opera as Lisette in Puccini’s La Rondine.