Nina is excited to return to Houston Grand Opera for another world premiere this season. She plays Khanh in Huang Ruo's latest opera "Bound."
Nina looks forward to a return engagement with Opera Santa Barbara in 2014, where she will make a role debut playing the Secretary in Menotti's "The Consul."
Ms. Nelsen is thrilled to be presenting a Mother's Day pops concert with her husband, Jeff Nelsen and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra!
"As the love sick teenage page Cherubino, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen was an absolute delight. With a fabulous voice that is gorgeously lyrical and with acting talents to match, she adds much to this production." - Deseret News
"City Opera debut of Nina Yoshida Nelsen as Suzuki had to be heard to be believed." - Time Out
"A role with power and style matched by her acting skills. . . found in Nina Yoshida Nelsen's portrayal of Suzuki." - Herald Tribune
"Making her HGO debut as The Woman, Nina Yoshida Nelsen guides the audience through a journey of devastation and destruction that transforms before our eyes into sublime hope and compassion. Her mezzo-soprano voice is haunting and captivating. Nina Yoshida Nelsen magically invades the heart and soul as she deftly sings through the mesmerizing score."- Broadway World