Nia Coleman


Nia trained in the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she also holds an MA in Vocal Studies from the Royal Academy of Music and a First Class Honours in Music & Drama from the University of Manchester (UoM).

Performance highlights include singing for The Royal Opera House main stage double bill: Hannah Kendall’s The Knife of Dawn and New Dark Age, in the solo soprano role and ensemble soprano respectively. Operatic roles performed to date include Kitty Hart/Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie), Musetta/La bohème, Nella/Gianni Schicchi and Bubikopf/Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Nia is currently performing for English Touring Opera in their Spring Tour 2022. This includes the principal role in new show for children and families Paper & Tin (Attridge & Murphy) and covering the role of the Golden Cockerel in Rimsky Korsakov’s opera of the same name. Nia recently joined ETO for the first time in Autumn 2021 performing the principal role in new show Back Into the World (Hanbury & Groves). 

Nia is due to perform for Waterperry Opera Festival 2022 in the UK premiere of the contemporary folk opera Svadba by Ana Sokolovic singing the role of Danica.

Longborough debut: First Lady, Spell for Women's Books / Spell Book & La liberazione di Ruggiero (2022)