Helen Astrid

Details of talks given by Helen Astrid


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Biography:

All my talks are available both in-person and virtually via ZOOM.

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, I performed as a soprano soloist at most of the major venues in the UK including English National Opera, Linbury Theatre Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera Festival and Chelsea Opera Group at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank.

I appear regularly on television and radio including BBC World News, The Paul O'Grady Show and have given a Ted Talk Tell me the truth about Operawhich has been viewed by 1000s. I give lectures on the history of opera for Cambridge University, Marlborough College, Imperial College, Benslow Music and the Bishopsgate Institute and Opera Live at Home. It is my passion to share the subject of opera and to spread the glory of this magnificent art form.

I'm an award-winning entrepreneur and former opera singer. I devote my time between leading team-building singing sessions for businesses, conducting choirs and presenting opera concerts. I recently launched Opera Live At Home, an online performance platform for young artists. It's such a joy to be able to present these concerts and provide live music to audiences who have been deprived these last 18 months. Please take a look at the website http://www.operaliveathome.co.uk

Producing is another passion of mine and I produced the UK premiere of The Juniper Tree, an opera by Philip Glass, which received outstanding international reviews with coverage on BBCR4, R3 and Classic FM. I wrote Singing Tips at your Fingertips described by Gary Lachman (The Guardian) as “the place to find the singer within” and it contains 365 singing tips to help you on your way. It's available in Paperback, Kindle and Audible.

Residing in south-west London near the River Thames, I enjoy art, architecture and travelling. How do I relax? If I'm lucky, my cat will sit on my lap and I can snuggle up with a good book and cup of tea.

I'd be delighted to speak to your group; please don't hesitate to contact me for any further details or questions you may wish to ask. Thank you for reading my biography.

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Listed talks

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A Night at the Opera (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Opera | Live Music | Sopranos | After Dinner Entertainment
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Unwrapping Christmas Carols (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Christmas | Traditions | Carols | Singalong
Anywhere
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Secrets of the Greatest Divas (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Opera Performances | Divas | Music | Singing
Anywhere
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Men Behaving Badly: Mozart and Da Ponte (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Mozart | History Of Opera | Classical Music | Opera In 18Th Century
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The Golden Age of Bel Canto (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Bel Canto Opera | Bellini | Rossini | Donizetti
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Humour in Opera (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Humour | Opera | Opera In 18Th Century | Comedy
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Operas inspired by Literature (Now booking)
Helen Astrid Tagged: Opera | Literature | Books | Plays
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