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Helen Maree Cooper

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Louise
Ava's Wedding (Micheal Wolters)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2015
Mrs quickly
Sir John in Love (Vaughan-Williams)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Lyel
The Snowmaiden (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Eastbourne College - AIMS summer course
2014
Sister Mathilde
Dialogues des carmélites (Poulenc)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2014
Cenerentola
La Cenerentola (scenes) (Rossini)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2014
Hansel
Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Moth Fairy
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, ABH
2013
Mercedes
Carmen (Bizet)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
La Libellule
L'enfant et les sortileges (Ravel)
Eastbourne College - AIMS summer course
2012

Musical Theatre

Mezzo-soprano
Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Various)
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
2015
Mrs Segstrom
A Little Night Music (Sondheim)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2014

Chorus

Alto
Various (Various)
Philharmonia Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto Soloist
Bach Magnificat (Bach)
St Edburg Church, Biecester
2016
Alto Soloist
Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (Mozart)
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
2016
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall, Shropshire
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Blue Coat School Chapel, Harbourne, Birmingham
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Durufle)
St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
2015
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
St Nicholas’ Church, Kenilworth
2014
Alto soloist
Liebeslieder Waltzes (Brahms)
Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham
2014

Other

Lady Ann Bolyne
The Medieval Banquet (Various)
The Medieval Banquet
2016

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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)

Competitions

Mario Lanza opera prize’ finalist at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2014)

National Opera Studio - Short Course
National Opera Studio
2017
BMus(Hons) Vocal and Opera Studies
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2011–2015

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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