Helena Dix - soprano
Having sung the title role in Cristina Regina di Svezia for Wexford Festival Opera to five star reviews and being previouslynominated as Best Young Singer in The International Opera awards, all eyes are currently on Helena Dix.
Australia-born Helena has had a great deal of success in competitions, most notably representing Australia in the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Helena was also runner up in the prestigious Herald Sun Ariaand a finalist in the McDonalds Aria held at the Sydney Opera House. She made her USA debut as a finalist in the Seattle International Wagner Opera competition to great critical review.
Helena’s operatic repertoire includes the title role in Cristina Regina di Svezia for Wexford Festival Opera and Chelsea Opera group, Elettra in Idomeneo for Lubeck opera, the title role in La Gioconda in Vallodiad, Flowermaiden Parsifal for English National Opera, Elvira cover for The Met, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus and Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow for Scottish Opera where she has also covered Frasquita in Carmen and Karolina in The Two Widows. Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Donna Annain Don Giovanni and Nella in Gianni Schicchi for The Opera Project, Li-Li Greed for the Glyndebourne Young Artist Project and Musetta in La Boheme for Opera Novella. She has also covered the title role Ariadne auf Naxos for Garsington Opera.
Her concert engagements include Handel Messiah, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Mozart Coronation Mass in C, Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Oratorio de Noel by Rheinberger, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Brahms Requiem, Richard Strauss Four Last Songs, Mahler Rückert Lieder, Mendelssohn Elijah, Beethoven 9th Symphony, Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, Faure Requiem, Britten War Requiem, Chausson Poème de l'amour et de la mer , Orff Carmina Burana, Haydn’s Creation and Verdi Requiem for which she is always in demand.
Helena has performed in many of the UK’s leading venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Cadogan Hall,Westminster Abbey, St. James Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square, Dorchester Abbey, St.Paul’s, Ripon, Guildford and Gloucester Cathedrals. Her credits with orchestras include the RPO and she has sung under the baton of conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Simone Young, Giuseppe Finzi and Mark Wigglesworth.
Most recently Helena covered the roles of Elvira in Ernani (James Levine) and Elizabeth in Roberto Devereux (Maurizio Benini) for The Metropolitan Opera and then performed Ernani with Chelsea Opera group at Queen Elizabeth hall to five star reviews. She also returned to Ireland to star in Puccini by Candlelight with Lyric Opera Dublin, sang her first Countess in Figaro and took on the demanding role of Isabella in the rare Wagner opera Das Liebesverbot.
Upcoming shows include her role debut as Odabella in Attila for Theatre Lubeck, Abigal in Nabucco for Chelsea Opera group and her return to the role of Cristina in the German premiere of Cristina Regina di Svezia in Oldenburg.