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Biography

The Croatian Mezzo-Soprano will return to the Tirol Sommer Festival in Erl, Austria, for the revival of
Die Walküre. Additionally, she will perform at the international festival MITO SettembreMusica in
Milan and Turin, where she will sing the songs of Franco Alfano.
At the beginning of 2024, she performed at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, singing the Portrait
concert of Jean Barraqué, which was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. She also performed in
Freiburg for the CD Release concert of Franco Alfano, whose recording was nominated for the
German Record Critics’ Award.


Recent engagements have seen Ms. Tarandek perform the roles of Mercédès (Carmen) at the
open-air venue, “Oper im Steinbruch” in Austria, as well as the role of Beppe in Mascagni’s L’amico
Fritz and Ortlinde in die Walküre at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl. She has previously performed there
in Bach’s St.Matthew Passion, which was broadcast on ORF.
Elsewhere, Nina has appeared with the Varaždin Baroque Orchestra in Varaždin Cathedral, and in
the Sultans of Opera concert with the Pera Ensemble at the Croatian National Theater in Varaždin.


While a member of the Ensemble of Oper Frankfurt, she enjoyed great success in the roles of
Angelina (La Cenerentola), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di
Figaro), Sesto (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Kate (Owen Wingrave).
Guest engagements have seen Ms Tarandek perform as Sesto at Theater Freiburg, in Dido and
Aeneas at the Semperoper Dresden, in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Volksoper Wien, as the
Zweite Hofdame (Der Prinz von Homburg) at Theater an der Wien, Dorabella at Vilnius City Opera
and with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra. She also inspired audiences as La Malaspina in the Italian
premiere of Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici (CD by Stradivarius, DVD by EuroArts) at Cantiere
Internazionale d’Arte Montepulciano.


Nina Tarandek has performed in concert with, among others, the hr-Sinfonieorchester; as Anna
Kennedy (Maria Stuarda) with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester in Frankfurt’s Alte
Oper; in The Cunning Little Vixen with the BR-Sinfonieorchester under the baton of Franz
Welser-Möst at the Gasteig in München; with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg in Mozart’s
C-Minor Mass and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; with the Wiener Philharmoniker on tour in China;
with the Prague
Radio Symphony Orchestra; the Zagreb Philharmonic; and in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the
Wiener Virtuosen in the Vienna Musikverein.


The song interpretation stylings of Ms Tarandek have inspired audiences in Kassel, Germany, at the
Kasseler Musiktagen, in Koblenz, Germany, at the Koblenzer Kammerkonzerten, in the hr-Sendesaal
performing Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder with the Frankfurt String Sextet, at Oper Frankfurt, at the
Chamber Music Festival in Čakovec, Croatia, and in Abu Dhabi.
Ms Tarandek studied voice with Ute Schwabe and Julia Conwel, as well as Song and Oratorio
interpretation with Carolyn Hague and Birgid Steinberger at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität of
the city of Vienna.


In 2018 she was a "Singer of the Year" nominee in Opernwelt magazine. In 2006, she won First Prize
in the Fidelio Competition in Vienna.

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