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Buxton Festival Young Artist Bursary (2016)
Leverhulme Trust bursary (2012)
Coutts bursary (2011)
D'Oyly Carte Scholarship (2011)
Association of English Singers and Speakers - finalist (2013)
Helen Bailey was born in the North East of England and is a graduate of Royal Academy Opera and Trinity College of Music, initially graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a First in English Literature and Cultural History.
Helen was a finalist in the AESS competition 2013, was the recipient of the RAM’s Ernest Butcher prize 2011, and received the inaugural Buxton International Festival Young Artist's bursary for 2016.
On the operatic stage, Helen has performed principal roles for Opera Up Close (Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots), Kentish Opera (Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana), Red Earth Opera (Vitellia, La Clemenza di Tito), Ryedale Festival Opera (Pamina, The Magic Flute), Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival (Earthling 1, The Art of Venus), Pop-Up Opera (Véronique, Le Docteur Miracle), Bath Festival Opera (First Lady, The Magic Flute), Blackheath Halls Opera (Giannetta, The Elixir of Love), and Buxton International Festival (Dama, Macbeth; Zuma, Alzira). She has also performed the roles of Mother (Amahl and the night visitors), Rosina (La Vera Costanza), Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress), Dido/Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), Aunt Norris (Mansfield Park), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), and covered the role of Miss Jessel (Turn of The Screw) for Bury Court Opera.
Helen has a busy concert schedule, performing regularly as a soloist for the Botley, Compton and Shawford, Dover, Ember, Folkestone, and Sutton Valence choral societies, Thanet Festival Choir, The Seventy Singers, and Maidstone Wind Symphony.
Forthcoming roles include ‘Ilia’(Idomeneo, Rose Opera), ‘Adina’ (L’Elisir d’amore, Red Earth Opera), and Angel/Mission Controller (Edward Lambert’s ‘Apollo’s Mission’).
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