Nina Mutalifu is an Uyghur soprano from a minority turkic group of China who has been hailed by OperaNews as possessing “a real find, with a shimmering lyric soprano voice of fine quality” Mutalifu made her concert debut with the Uyghur Folk Song Concert Tour at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, New York’s Kaufman Music Center. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as the 2019 winner of Talents of the World International Voice Competition.
As an opera singer, Ms. Mutalifu made her professional debut singing the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also appeared as Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Boyer Opera. Additional previous roles include Liza in The Queen of Spades, Mimi in La bohème, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte.
Ms. Mutalifu received her B.M. in Voice Performance at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and graduated from Boyer College of Music at Temple University with her M.M. in Opera. In past seasons, she has also been invited to participate in the Opera Fuoco Baroque Music Festival, Georg Solti Accademia (NCPA), and Renata Scotto Opera program. She was the 2019/2020 Michigan&Illinois District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
During the pandemic’s digital season, Nina has appeared as Iolanta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Eurasia Festival Opera institute, a soloist in an outdoor concert with Refugee Orchestra Project. She was a young artist working with Chicago Opera Theater. She will be making her main stage debut with Teatro Grattacielo next season as it was awarded to her as a winner of the Giovanni Consiglio International Competition. She will be attending 2022 Aspen Music Festival as a studio artist.