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Helen Jarmany’s passion for singing began at an early age through her local church in Lancashire.  She sang in various musicals, choirs and festivals as a child and at the age of 14 started taking singing lessons.  In 2001 she began her professional training at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she was awarded a Dora Elizabeth Chappell Entrance Award and an Eva Turner scholarship to help support her studies.  

Helen has now worked for many of the UK's finest Opera companies including Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne and Opera North. Highlights include the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin for Welsh National Opera, 2nd Jewish Mother in The Merchant of Venice for Welsh National Opera which she performed at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2017, a film and theatre co-production with English National Opera at the Young Vic theatre of Dido & Aeneas (After Dido) where she sang the role of 2nd Witch/Jenny, the role of The Hostess in Boris Godunov (Night Pieces) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s Jerwood Young Artist Programme and the role of Arminy in Carousel at the Barbican Centre in London for Opera North.  Other covered roles include: Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (WNO), Alto Solo Voice/6 solo voices in Moses und Aron (WNO), the Singer in Manon Lescaut (WNO), Scipio in Caligula (ENO), Penelope in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (ENO), Rosmira in Partenope (ENO), Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor (ENO), Ottavia in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne), Pastuchyna in Jenůfa (Glyndebourne) and Dama di Lady in Macbeth (Glyndebourne/WNO).  Other notable performed roles include Larina in Eugene Onegin (RNCM), La Badessa in Suor Angelica (RNCM) and The Sorceress in Dido & Aeneas (Hayfield Singers).

On the Oratorio platform Helen has a rich repertoire and has frequently worked both nationally and internationally.  She toured to Cyprus, Bratislava and Vienna with Mozart’s Requiem as principle Mezzo-Soprano soloist for the Northern England Chorale and was guest soloist in 2006 and 2008 for the Macao Orchestra in China performing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and B Minor Mass.  Her repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius (Angel), Elgar’s The Kingdom, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Handel's Samson (Micah), which she performed privately for HRH The Prince of Wales.  Helen is also a regular performer of Handel’s Messiah and has performed the work with many societies. Concert Platform repertoire includes Elgar’s Sea Pictures for the Uzerche International Singing Festival, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and many Opera Gala concerts throughout the UK and Europe.     

 

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