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Helen Bailey

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Miss Jessel
Turn of the screw (Britten)
Bury Court Opera
2019
Adina
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
Red Earth Opera
2019
Ilia
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Rose Opera
2019
1 st soprano Chorus
Il Paria (Donizetti)
Opera Rara
2019
Queen Elizabeth 1st
Mary queen of Scots (Donizetti)
Opera Up Close
2019
Santuzza
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Kentish Opera
2018
Zuma
Alzira (Verdi)
Buxton International Festival
2018
Mother
Amahl and the night visitors (Menotti)
St Michael’s Church, Bray
2018
1 st soprano Chorus
Le Villi (Puccini)
Opera Rara
2018
Alzira
Alzira (Verdi)
Buxton International Festival
2018
Dama
Macbeth (Verdi)
Buxton International Festival Opera
2017
Lucio Cinna
Lucio Silla (Mozart)
Buxton International Festival Opera
2017
Leonore
Leonore (Beethoven)
Buxton International Festival Opera
2015
Giovanna
Giovanna d'arco (Verdi)
Buxton International Festival Opera
2015

Contemporary Opera

Angel/Mission controller
Apollo’s Mission (Edward Lambert)
The Music Troupe
2019
Earthling no. 1
The art of Venus (Edward Lambert)
The Music Troupe
2017

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Buxton Festival Young Artist Bursary (2016)

Leverhulme Trust bursary (2012)

Coutts bursary (2011)

D'Oyly Carte Scholarship (2011)

Competitions

Association of English Singers and Speakers - finalist (2013)

Opera Course
Royal Academy of Music
2011–2013
MA Vocal Studies
Royal Academy of Music
2009–2011
Postgraduate Diploma
Trinity College of Music
2007–2009
Vocal Studies Postgraduate Advanced Diploma
Trinity College of Music
2007–2009

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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