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Highly Commended - Mario Lanza opera prize’ finalist at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2015)
2nd prize - Winifred Micklam Prize for First Years finalist at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2011)
Mario Lanza opera prize’ finalist at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2014)
British Mezzo-Soprano Helen Maree is a classically trained performer based in London. She received her BMus (Hons) in vocal and operatic studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and continues her studies with Louise Crane and Tim Evans-Jones.
She has also received coaching from Robin Bowman, Janet Haney, Paul Wingfield, Philip White & Della Jones.
During her time at the Conservatoire, she was awarded 2nd prize in the Birmingham Conservatoire's Winifred Micklam Prize for outstanding performance and Highly Commended in the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Mario Lanza Opera Prize by Janis Kelly.
Helen have most recently had further training at the National Opera Studio (short course) The Studio Experience, where she received excellent coaching from Steven Maughan, Della Jones, Florence Daguerre de Hureaux and Ralph Strehle and was also awarded a full bursary to Ardingly International Music School.
Following graduation, Helen has performed as a soloist in various concerts and oratorios in venues around the UK, Norfolk's 'Thursford Christmas Spectacular', Festival Voices and am a member of the London Philharmonia Chorus performing in concert halls around Europe.
Helen has performed several operatic roles in fully staged operas and opera scenes, including; Cenerentola 'La Cenerentola' (Rossini), Lel 'The Snow maiden' (Rimsky-Korsakov), Mrs Segstrom 'A little Night Music' (Sondheim), Sister Mathilde, 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' (Poulanc), Hansel 'Hansel und Gretel' (Humperdinck), Moth Fairy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Britten), Mercedes 'Carmen' (Bizet), La Libellule (The Dragonfly) 'L'enfant et les sortileges' (Ravel).
And oratorios, including; 'Mozart's Vespers', 'Bach's Magnificat', 'Durufle's Requiem', 'Handel's 'Messiah', 'Mozart Requiem', 'Handel's 'Messiah', 'Brahms 'Liebeslieder Waltzes'
As well as her love for singing, she is a strong dancer and attended The North London Dance Studio from the young age of 5 - 18, achieving Grade 8 Ballet (RAD) Advance 1 Modern (ISTD) Advance 2 Tap (ISTD) and competed in the All England Dance Festival.
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