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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