Photo by Benjamin Harte

Photo by Benjamin Harte

Helen Sherman, mezzo


Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Royal Northern College of Music where she was the first student to receive the International Artists Diploma in opera. Helen is a Samling Scholar, Associate Artist for Classical Opera Company and YCAT alumnus. In 2014 she represented Australia as a finalist in the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, Barcelona and was invited to sing in the Opening Ceremony of the Tour de France, Le Grand Depart. In 2013 Helen was awarded 3rd prize in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and in 2011 she represented Australia at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Recent engagements include; Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) Classical Opera, Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte) Opera North, Irene (Bajazet) Pinchgut Opera, Aurelio (L’Assedio di Calais) English Touring Opera, Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) Opera North, Rosina (The Barber of Seville) Longborough Festival, Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) Classical Opera and Nerone (The Coronation of Poppea) English Touring Opera.

Helen’s concert appearances have included performances at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, City of London, Cambridge, Cheltenham and Two Moors festivals, Performances at Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Sage Gateshead and St John's Smith Square. Helen has featured on ABC Classic FM and on BBC Radio4 Women's Hour and BBC Radio3.

Future engagements include Octavian (der Rosenkavalier) Opera North and Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) Pinchgut Opera.

Helen would like to acknowledge the support of The Richard Carne Trust, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Classical Opera Company, The Kohn Foundation, The Royal Overseas League, The Wingate Trust, The Tait Memorial Trust, Independent Opera, The Australian Music Foundation, The Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Trust, The Dame Joan Sutherland Society, Ars Musica Australis, The Opera and Arts Support Group Sydney, The Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust and International Opera Productions.

Helen sang the role of Irene in our production of Vivaldi's Bajazet in July 2015. Helen will sing the role of Poppea in our production of Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea in December 2017.