New artist: mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston

18 June 2019

Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome on to its roster mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston for general management.

The winner of the 2018 Handel Singing Competition, Helen has been praised for her musical interpretation, presence and “warmly distinctive tone” (The Telegraph) and has already established herself as one of the finest young artists of her generation, performing internationally as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the Gabrieli Consort and Players.

This season, Helen makes her debut with the Academy of Ancient Music, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, and with the Cambridge Handel Opera Company, as well as joining Fretwork for a solo recital programme at Wigmore Hall and at York Early Music Christmas Festival. She premieres the role of Anna in the newly completed opera Blue Electric by Tom Smail and will continue her commissioning project of lute songs with duo partner Toby Carr.

Helen was a finalist in the Hurn Court Opera Competition, as well as one of the inaugural members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's 'Rising Stars' scheme. Helen is a City Music Foundation Artist.

Helen is represented by Nicholas Maw. Please click here for a full biography.

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