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SEASON 23/24

Principal role “Pang”, Turandot, Grimeborn Festival
23, 24, 25, 26 August 2023

Together with The Opera Makers and Ellandar Productions, Grimeborn Festival present Turandot by Puccini at the Arcola Theatre. This reimagining of the opera confronts the oriental tropes head on with a completely East Asian Heritage cast. This producion explores the toxicity of online obsession in the face of human tragedy.

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Pegasus Opera Company Mentorship Programme Autumn 2023

Aspiring and emerging artists of African and Asian heritage taking part in Pegasus Opera Company Mentorship programme in association with Glyndebourne.Masterclasses, private coachings, showcase and performances.
More information to be announced.

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Opera Studio Leipzig
Autumn 2023

Participant in Opera Studio Leipzig Autumn Seminar 2023. Masterclasses in vocal technique, interpretation and operatic repertoire.

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Soloist, Mozart C-minor Mass K.427 and Haydn Salve Regina , Flensburg
12 November 2023

Mezzo-soprano soloist at St. Nicolai-Kirsche

Soloist, Mozart C-minor Mass K.427 and Haydn Salve Regina, Eckenförde
19 November 2023

Mezzo-soprano soloist at St. Nikolai Kirche

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Songs at Six: Ned Rorem in the 21st Century Milton Court Concert Hall, 20th February 2024

Vocal song project at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with vocal and piano colleagues, under the tutelage of renouned pianist Dylan Perez.

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Solo recital “The Schumanns’” with pianist Xiaoxian Li
Church of Sweden, 10th March 2024

A recital with beloved lieder by Clara and Robert Schumann. Frauenliebe und Leben, Liebst du um Schönheit, Die stille Lotusblume and other gems

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Songs at Six: Richard Strauss
Milton Court Concert Hall, 13th March 2024

Vocal song project under the guidence of Eugene Asti. Collaboration between Guildhall Vocal and Piano students revolving Richard Strauss’ rich lieder treasure.

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Principal role “Second Lady”, Zauberflöte
Nevill Holt Opera Festival

1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 June 2024

Nevill Holt Festival 2024 will open with a new production of Mozart’s iconic opera The Magic Flute featuring The Britten Sinfonia, directed and designed by Tony Award nominee Melly Still and conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear.

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Final recital “Journey”
Milton Court Concert Hall,
19th June 12:30pm, 2024

Programme of Swedish artsong, Frauenliebe und Leben, Trois chanson de Bilitis and more

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International Opera & Zarzuela Competition
Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian

9th-13th July, 2024

Semi-finalist through Opera Studio Leipzig’s Opus-Lirica Competition Award. Competition taking place 9th-13th July.

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SEASON 24/25

Role of “Fiskrenserska”, Herr Arnes Penningar
Folkoperan, Stockholm
September-November 2024

Comissioned opera based on Swedish author and first female Nobel prize in literature winner, Selma Lagerlöf. Libretto by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and music by Peter Nordahl depicts a gothic story about sisterhood, revenge and dangerous first love.

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Described as possessing a warm and vibrant sound and praised for her elegant yet expressive and playful interpretation, Swedish-Japanese mezzo-soprano Aina Miyagi Magnell is currently in her second year of Masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since coming to London in 2018 Aina has been part of several opera productions including singing the role of Hänsel in “Hänsel and Gretel”, Octavian in “Die Rosenkavalier” and Siebel in “Faust” (Guildhall Scenes), Der Boy in Kurt Weill’s “Der Zar lässt sich photohraphieren” (Silk Street Theatre) and Prince Orlovsky in “Die Fledermaus” (Silk Street Music Hall).

Her recent engagements include singing the role of Second Lady in “Zauberflöte” with Nevill Holt Festival’s summer season 2024,  thereafter Aina is singing with the Stockholm Volksoper, Sweden, in their commissioned opera “Herr Arnes Pennigar” premiering in September 2024.

Aina sang the role of Pang in Puccini’s “Turandot” with Grimeborn Festival (nominated for Best Opera Production at the Offies Awards 2023) and is currently a Josephine Baker Trust artist, part of Pegasus Opera Company’s Mentorship Programme as well as Opera Studio Leipzig Autumn Seminar Season 2023. She is a keen recital and oratorio singer, appearing in venues across UK, Germany and Sweden.

“Her natural dark mezzo-soprano voice, with ease in her treble, and her beautiful expression make her a complete artist”
- Opera Studio Leipzig

“She has a beautiful voice with an unusual quality of both richness and depth but pinging brightness... a sensitive actor, who fully engages with the creative process and brings emotional depth to her work.”

- Becca Marriott, The Opera Makers

“And can we talk about the trio of fiece female artists... Ping, Pang, Pong... Their powerhouse voices made the classic arrangements reach new heights.”
- West End Evenings

"... hypnotic melodrama narration... from Stockholm-born Aina Miyagi Magnell, compelling to watch as well as hear.”
  - The Art Desk

Photos by Ben Reason