Helen Massey studied at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, where she won the Peter Pears Duo and English Song prizes and was chosen as soloist for Sir David Wilcocks 80th birthday concerts. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music with support from the EMI Scholarship and subsequently worked with Dennis O’Neill at his Cardiff International Academy of Voice.

One of Helen’s first operatic roles was as Emmie in Albert Herring, directed by Sir Thomas Allen, and since then her career has taken her far afield, from India to Italy. Roles include Blonde, Die Entf¸hrung, Oscar, Un Ballo in Maschera, Flaminia, Il Mondo della Luna, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Sofia, Il Signor Bruschino, and Nannetta, Falstaff. Helen reprised her acclaimed performance as Adele in Opera della Luna’s touring production of Die Fledermaus in the Spring and recently sang her first Queen of the Night with London Festival Opera. This Summer, she appeared as Apollo in Gluck’s Il Parnaso Confuso at the Purcell Room and Nannetta in Falstaff at the Longborough Festival.

Helen’s recent oratorio includes J.C. Bach’s Beatus Vir in Glasgow Cathedral, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in St. John’s, Smith Square, Haydn’s The Seasons at St. George’s, Bristol, The Messiah in Truro Cathedral and Carmina Burana at Eton College. This August Helen appeared with the Hamburg Symphoniker at a gala concert in Hamburg and she is currently preparing for a performance with the English Concert in Liverpool at the St. George’s Hall on 2nd October.