Nadine Benjamin recently spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour about being a Brixton-born soprano and starring in one of composing genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s best-loved operas, The Marriage of Figaro.

Nadine Benjamin raised on a Brixton council estate and got a job with a brokerage firm in the city on leaving school. Her music teacher told her that she had the potential to sing opera and, armed with that, she decided to give her all to realise that dream and leave the city behind.

Today, hailed by Opera Now magazine as ‘one of the top ten sopranos destined to have impressive careers’, Benjamin is playing The Countess in English Touring Opera’s Marriage of Figaro a warm and funny story with some of opera’s most beautiful arias.

The production will open at Hackney Empire, before touring the UK with the English Touring Opera from 28 February to 9 June.

Benjamin says, “I am inspired to heal and serve others with my voice as an opera singer and mentor. I believe that my voice is here to bring joy into the world in a frequency that can touch the hearts of humanity and encourage others to discover and celebrate the power of their own true voice.”

Find out more about Nadine Benjamin here.

Listen to her on Women’s Hour here.

The Marriage of Figaro is on tour now. Find out more and book tickets here.