Having sung the title role in Cristina Regina di Svezia for Wexford Festival Opera to five star reviews and being previously nominated 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 was recently 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 Carmen and Karolina in The Two Widows. Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Nella 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.
Helena is a regular favourite at The Metropolitan Opera where she has covered the roles of Elvira in Ernani (James Levine), Elizabeth in Roberto Devereux (Maurizio Benini) and Elettra in Idomeneo (James Levine). She is delighted to be returning to The Met next season to cover the role of Norma (Carlo Rizzi). She is also making her debut as Elsa in Lohengrin for Melbourne opera this August, it will be the first time she has sung in an opera at home in over fourteen years.