Performance Highlights

“Jean Horton” in Quartet, a comedy by Ronald Harwood, produced by White Rock Players’ Club, White Rock, British Columbia (BC), April 2015.

“Nina Shoroplova, portraying the forgotten diva, Jean Horton, declares, ‘it is a treat to try and portray the challenges of aging as a retired opera singer.’ Absolutely brilliant.”

Melanie Minty, The Now Newspaper, April 15, 2015.

“Miss ffolliot-ffoulkes” in Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie, Metro Theatre, Vancouver, BC, February 2013.

Nina Shoroplova is “very familiar and much loved by Metro audiences,” February 2013.

“An Evening of Parlour Entertainment” with Nina Shoroplova, singer, and Pat Stark, accompanist, February 2012.

Soprano in St. Paul’s Anglican Church Choir, Vancouver, BC, from 2007 until March 2020.

“Mum” in The Anniversary by Bill MacIlwraith, produced by Metro Theatre, Vancouver, BC, October 2005.

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role as “Mum.”

“Lizaveta” in A Month in the Country by Brian Friel. A United Players of Vancouver production at the Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC, June 2005.

Luke Day and Nina Shoroplova provide one of the best scenes in the play, when Day’s Dr. Shpigelsky drops his cheerful persona for a no-nonsense proposal to Shoroplova’s giddy Lizaveta.

Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight, June 16, 2005.

“Mrs. Slocombe” in Are You Being Served, written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, directed by Clive Sanders, and produced by North Vancouver Community Players at Hendry Hall, February 18 to March 5, 2005.

“Vera” in Stepping Out by Richard Harris, produced by Surrey Little Theatre, Surrey, BC, November 2004.

Member of Best Ensemble Cast as “Vera.”

“Moxie” in Relative Values by Noël Coward, produced by Metro Theatre, Vancouver, BC, June to July, 2003.

Nina Shoroplova, who plays Moxie, Felicity’s lady’s maid, completes the triumvirate of successful central portraits. A weird plot twist requires Moxie to disguise herself as a member of the gentry; Shoroplova pulls off the change of accents and the resultant class comedy extremely well.

Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight, July 2003.

As Mrs. Dora Moxford, Nina Shoroplova hides a past with her efficient lady’s maid appearance and service.

She and Crestwell together make an admirable pair both as the experienced and dutiful servants and when they “let their hair down” in moments of stress and become real people. Crestwell’s worldly wisdom and succinct Cockney comments keep both upstairs and downstairs on an even keel.

Jane Penistan, 2003.

“Mother Abbess” for some performances; “Sister Berthe” for others in The Sound of Music, Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, at Gateway Theatre, December 2002.

“Jean Perkins” in Funny Money by Ray Cooney, directed by Jennifer Morabito, produced by North Vancouver Community Players, May 2002.

“Maria, Duchess of Dene” in Me and My Girl by Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, Greater Vancouver Operatic Society, Richmond, BC, March 2 to 17, 2001

“Hannah Llewellyn,” singing coach and rehearsal chorus conductor fir A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn, Vagabond Players, New Westminster, BC, April 1996.

Chorister, Vancouver Bach Choir, Soprano II, Bruce Pullan conductor, numerous concerts, Vancouver, BC, 1996 to 2006.

Radio host at CJSF, Simon Fraser University radio station, Burnaby, BC, 1993 to 1996.

Chorister, St. David’s Anglican Church Choir, Tsawwassen, BC, 1989 to 1990.

Wrote, directed, and conducted “A Multitude of the Heavenly Host: A Christmas Drama” at St. George’s Church, Cadboro Bay, Victoria, BC, 1985 and at St. David’s Anglican Church, Tsawwassen, BC, December 1989

Alto chorus member, International Opera Festival Chorus in Aïda performed in Vancouver, BC & Tokyo, Japan, Giuseppe Raffa conductor, 1989.

Chorister, All Saints Anglican Church Choir, Vernon, BC, 1987.

Soloist with the Kelowna Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Camplin conductor, 1987

Composed “Shuswap Lake” and performed with “Notabelles” at Composers’ Competition, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC, 1986.

Singer Elysian Singers, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC, Catherine Young conductor, 1985 to 1986.

Soprano with “Notabelles” trio performing at forty or more service clubs and seniors homes in Victoria, BC, 1985 to 1986

“Maud Fitzharding” (the wife) in “For the Turn of His Natural Wife” by Jim Graham and David Reeves, Queen Victoria Music Hall Society, TAS, Armidale, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, 1984.

“Miss Bloomer, Headmistress of New Anglican Girls School (N.A.G.S.)” in “School…The Happiest Days and Naughtiest Nights of our Lives,” Music Hall, Queen Victoria Music Hall Society, The Armidale School, Armidale, NSW, 1983.

“Molly McGuigan,” co-writer, and co-director in “Fair Dinkum Fare” by Nina Woolliams, Walcha Music Hall Society, Walcha, NSW, 1983.

“Tuptim” in The King and I by Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Armidale School, Armidale, NSW, 1982.

Soloist at parties, service clubs and senior citizen concerts in New England district of NSW, Australia, 1980 to 1984.

Chorister, Naramata Community Choir, Naramata, BC, 1969.

Chorus in “Cigar,” Christmas Variety Show, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England, 1968.

Chorus with Oxford Operatic Society Chorus, Princess Ida by Gilbert & Sullivan, Oxford, England, UK, 1968.

“Jessica” in The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare, Cardiff Little Theatre (CLT), Cardiff, Wales, UK, 1966.

“Nancy Holmes” in When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley, CLT, Wales, UK, 1965.

Chorister, Howell’s School, Llandaff (HSL), Choir, Miss Cole conductor, Llandaff, Wales, UK, 1960 to 1965.

 “Kate Hardcastle” in She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, HSL, Wales, 1963.

“Scrap” a.k.a. “Kathleen Kenton” in Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith, Roath Presbyterian Church, 1960.