Nadine Benjamin

Church Window Mask

Friday 19 May 7.30pm

The charismatic and versatile lyric soprano returns to St James’s for a captivating voice and piano recital. 

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Part of Piccadilly Piano Festival at St James’s.

    Doors 7pm. Event 7:30pm-8:45pm with short interval.

  • Access

    St James’s aspires to be a place where all can belong, and where every person’s gifts and identities are welcome and celebrated. We are working to improve the experience at St James’s in the church building and the online community. We have step-free access from the courtyard to the church, and a toilet for disabled people. The courtyard and Redemption Roasters coffee shop are wheelchair accessible. If you have special access requirements (e.g. wheelchair users) please contact

  • British lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin is a charismatic and versatile artist who is in increasing demand on both the operatic stage and the concert platform. She is also developing renown as a recitalist, particularly associated with Verdi, Strauss and contemporary American song.

    Nadine Benjamin, Soprano
    Jan Rautio, Piano & Borja Gomez Ferrer, Tenor and Mezzo
    Spoken text read by Grainne Gillis

    Amy Beach Three Shakespeare Songs
    O Mistress Mine
    Take, O take those lips away
    Fairy Lullaby

    Giuseppe Verdi “Macbeth” Prelude

    William Shakespeare Sonnet XVIII & O Wretched State! Hamlet

    Borja Mariño Sonnet XVIII (World Premiere)
    A Prayer for a Goddess (World Premiere)

    Robert Schumann The Poet Speaks

    William Shakespeare Sonnet 34 and 77

    Jan Rautio Why didst thou Promise (World Premiere)
    Thy glass will show thee (World Premiere)

    Giuseppe Verdi Otello
    Act I duet Gia nella notte densa
    Act III Aria Dio mi potevi scagliar
    Act IV Willow Song and Ave Maria