A first generation New Zealander, Nadia Bishara was born and grew up in Dunedin,
New Zealand, where she graduated from the University of Otago with a BSc in Physiology
and a BMus(Hons) in Voice. She then travelled to the United States where she completed
her MMus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since moving to the United
Kingdom, Nadia has studied with Raymond Connell, Linnhe Robertson and Ludmilla Andrews.
Roles in Opera include Lola in “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Apprentice in “die Meistersinger”,
the Witch in “Hansel and Gretel”, Second Lady in “The Magic Flute”, Mercedes in “Carmen”,
“Veronique in “Dr Miracle”, Nancy in “Albert Herring”, Flora in “La Traviata” and
Idamante in “Idomeneo”. Nadia has also been mezzo soloist in Handel’s “Messiah”,
Haydn’s “Nelson Mass”, Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”, Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”,
Vaughan-Williamsʼ “Serenade to Music” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria”.
Nadia has regularly featured in Opera Gala evenings and lunchtime concerts, having
performed at local theatres and churches in Hertfordshire, including the Maltings
Arts Theatre, Rothampstead Manor and the Hitchen Festival.
For a more extensive biography and downloadable mp3s of a selection of arias, please
log on to Nadia’s website at http://www.nadiabishara.com.
Nadia Bishara appeared at St. Peter’s on March 12th 2011