Helen Évora is a British-Cuban mezzo based in the UK. She won full scholarships throughout her vocal training in London. Helen attained her First Class BMus (Hons) from Trinity College of Music, and went on to complete her MMus at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has been a freelance performer since finishing the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2006. Helen is very grateful to Clare Francis; The Ogden Trust; and the Worshipful Company of Girdlers for their generous support throughout her studies.
Performed operatic roles include Carmen; Maddalena; Dorabella; Prince Orlofsky; Meg Page; La Périchole; Cathleen (Riders to the Sea); Ottone; and Barbarina. Helen has performed and covered roles for Opera North; Diva Opera; Mid Wales Opera; Riverside Opera; Independent Opera; Pavilion Opera; Opera by definition; Opera South; Charles Court Opera; Iford Arts; Opera Fringe Northern Ireland; and Longborough Festival Opera.
On the Oratorio and Concert platform, highlights include the Mozart Requiem at Cadogan Hall, London; the Devon Proms in the Park conducted by Guy Woolfenden OBE; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Valencia; and Galas aboard the Queen Mary II and for Barrandov Opera.
Most recently Helen covered the role of Hippolyta for Opera North’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Current & Future performances include Lady Angela Patience for Charles Court Opera; Rosina The Barber of Seville and Dorabella Così fan tutte for Focus Opera at Chiswick House London.