Helen anne Gregory

Helen anne Gregory

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

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«"The star of the show is Helen Anne Gregory as the Witch, played as a larger-than-life soubrette, a temptress and a tyrant."»
Manchester Theatre Awards (2016)
«"Helen Anne Gregory caught the charisma and sinister nature of the Witch"»
SeenandheardInternational (2016)
«"A fiery determination characterised Helen Anne Gregory's Azucena. Hinting at hidden depths."»
Opera Magazine, February 2016 (2016)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame (Third Lady)
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrude
2015Elgar: The Music Makers ode for alto chorus organ and orchestra Op.69Alto soloist
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2015Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38Angel
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto soloist
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto soloist
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (The witch)
2014Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenPi Pasek (Innkeepers Wife)
2014Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelWitch / Knusperhexe
2013Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelWitch / Knusperhexe - Cover
2012Elgar: The Music Makers ode for alto chorus organ and orchestra Op.69Alto soloist
2012Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelWitch / Knusperhexe
2012Handel: SerseArsamenes
2012Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto soloist
2011Britten: Albert HerringFlorence Pike
2011Barber: VanessaLa Baronne
2000Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2000Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate Pinkerton
2000Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70Unknown
2000Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto soloist
2000Britten: Albert HerringFlorence Pike
2000Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterUnknown
2000Handel: SerseArsamene
2000Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2000Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2000Bizet: CarmenMercedes
2000Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2000Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70The Angel
2000Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto soloist
2000Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2000Elgar: The Music Makers ode for alto chorus organ and orchestra Op.69Alto soloist
2000Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira

Bio

Helen was born in Bradford but is now based in the North West. She studied music and graduated from Cardiff University with BMus (hons) in 2001. After Graduation Helen moved to Bolton and worked in Sales & Marketing before returning to full time studies in 2010 at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with David Maxwell Anderson and Barbara Robotham. She completed her postgraduate MMus studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2012 and she now studies with Jane Irwin. Helen is represented by Caroline Phillips Artist Management. Prior to her studies at the RNCM Helen performed the following operatic roles: Carmen (Carmen, Mercedes), Samson & Delilah (Delilah cover) and Orpheus in the Underworld (Diana), Dido & Aeneas (2nd Witch),  La Traviata (Flora), Trovatore (Azucena) and Jenufa (Grandmother Buryja).  At the RNCM Helen played (Mrs Grose) in Turn of the Screw, (Bradamante) in Alcina and (La Natura) in La Callisto in staged opera excerpts, Cinderella's Stepmother (and cellist) in a singer/musician production of Sondheim's Into the Woods, the roles of (the Baroness) in the college's production of Barber's Vanessa and (Florence Pike) in Albert Herring and most recently (Arsamenes) in Xerxes. Helen was a finalist in the Michael & Joyce Kennedy Strauss Prize in 2011. Since leaving the RNCM in 2012 Helen has gone on to play (the Witch) in Hansel & Gretel for Clonter opera, a role that she went on to cover for Garsington Opera 2013. Helen will return to Garsington in 2014 making her principle debut there as The Inn Keepers Wife in A Cunning Little Vixen and she will be reviving her role as the Witch in Hansel & Gretel when Garsington take the production to the West Green Opera Festival in Jul 2014. In 2016 Helen made her role debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opera Seria and played Gertrude & Witch in Hansel & Gretel for Outreach Opera. Helen is also much in demand as a concert soloist and has even performed as a pre-match singer for several Rugby Super League Matches in front of crowds of up to 17,000 fans.  Recent concert appearances include: Alto Soloist in Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle with Bradford Festival Choral Society and soloist in Elgar's Music Makers at Haslemere Hall in Surrey and for Kington Choral Society. In 2012 she performed Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder at the Bridgewater Hall. She has also recently worked on board the Minerva Cruise Ship as part of a quartet for Swan Hellenic with Opera Barcarola.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame (Third Lady) Immediately Heritage Opera 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira Opera Seria 2016
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrude Outreach Opera 2016
Elgar: The Music Makers ode for alto chorus organ and orchestra Op.69 Alto soloist Bury Choral Society 2015
Verdi: Il Trovatore Azucena Immediately Opera Seria UK 2015