Haslemere Festival Recital

Date: Wednesday, 15th May 2019 19:30

Venue: St Christopher's Church, HASLEMERE (Haslemere Festival)

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Opera South presents

A celebrity recital

James Baillieu

by mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman and pianist James Baillieu

[Anna Huntley is indisposed through illness] 

Their programme will include:

BRAHMS Zigeunerlieder
GRAINGER British folk song settings
BIZET - Seguidilla (from Carmen)
ROSSINI - Una voce poco fa (from Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

WAGNER - Wesendonck Lieder (Schmerzen and Träume)
and a selection of English song

Australian born mezzo, Helen Sherman has established herself as a much-sought-after artist in the United Kingdom and Australia in both recital and Opera. An alumnus of The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and The Royal Northern College of Music, she was the first student to receive the International Artists Diploma in Opera from the RNCM. Helen has represented Australia at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition. Last year she was nominated for a Helpmann Award (best female performer in an opera) for her performance of the title role in ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’ for Pinchgut Opera. She has been a prize winner at the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and sang in the Opening Ceremony of the Tour de France. Helen is a Samling Scholar, associate artist for Classical Opera and YCAT alumnus.

Of her recent performance of the title role of ‘Carmen’ for the State Opera of South Australia Graham Strahle for The Australian wrote “Helen Sherman in the title role was powerful of voice, and she invested her character with convincing psychological realism. Her fiery Habanera was wholly satisfying.”

Helen is supported by James Baillieu, who has decisively and rapidly established himself as a remarkably astute accompanist. 

Based in Haslemere, Opera South produces professional, high-quality performances of unfamiliar music, offering a platform for emerging artists and operas of genuine artistic value. World-class musicians on our doorstep!


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Christopher's Green, Haslemere GU27 1DD, UK
United Kingdom




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  • Wednesday, 15th May 2019 19:30

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