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Nina Adlon

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From an early age on, it was Nina Adlon’s dream to become a Wagner-singer. She began her musical education at the tender age of twelve, enrolling in piano and voice classes at Folkwang College in Essen and at sixteen spending one year in Moscow at the P.I.Tschaikowsky Conservatory. She continued her studies in Düsseldorf at the Robert Schumann Hochschule and Institute for Music and Media (IMM) and at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She graduated with honors in Voice Performance and a Master's Degree in Vocal Education.

At the behest of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, one of her mentors, Adlon was hired by August Everding and Christian Thielemann as Pamina in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in Berlin.  Engagements like the Wiesbaden State Theatre, the Opera Bonn, the Salzburg Landestheater, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Opera de Monaco, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, followed. Television and radio also took note of her, resulting in engagements with Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Arte, and ORF, the Austrian public broadcaster.

In 2010 Adlon embodied Anna von Mildenburg in the motion picture Mahler on the Couch, which had its world premiere at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and garnered two Austrian Film Awards.

Nina Adlon has a highly diversified repertoire, ranging from Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Wagner, Verdi, Britten, Messiaen to Berg, among others. Awards include the “National Vocal Competition, Berlin” (Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin) and the Meistersinger Competition Nürnberg. Adlon was awarded scholarships at the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” and the “International Richard Wagner Asocciation eV.”

The support and promotion of young artists is especially important to Nina Adlon. In 2018 she was a member of the jury of the “Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis” in Hamburg.  She is resident vocal coach of the Wiener Singakademie, and starting in 2020 will be testimonial (Ambassador) and resident artist for the Bösendorfer.

Nina Adlon engages in world-wide humanitarian relief efforts and since 2018 is Consul of the “Helpers Network” of the Vienna Red Cross. She lives with her husband Felix Adlon and their six children in Vienna.


Nina Adlon is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at Meta Artists International.

This approved biography is not to be altered or changed without consulting with the personal representative of the artist.  

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