Nina is thrilled to be back in Chicago at the Lyric covering Suzuki in their production of Madama Butterfly.
"Singing the role of the Aunt, Nina Yoshida Nelsen, was a powerhouse. Her voice and actions convincingly expressed the emotions of abandonment—from anger to sadness to helplessness and loneliness." Opera Wire
"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