Helen was born in North Wales, studied at RCM London and won major awards including BBC Young Welsh Singer and Royal Society of Arts. She began her career as a recitalist at BBC, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall while becoming Principal Artist at WNO. Her roles at all the major opera houses included Vixen, Jenufa, Katya, Tatyana, Desdemona, Mimi, Traviata, etc.
Helen’s international career took her to leading opera houses including Gilda at the MET New York and Butterfly at Deutsch Opera, Berlin. She sang SALOME for Pappano in Brussels and thereafter ROH, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong and Toronto.
Helen won two Laurence Olivier Awards as “Outstanding Newcomer to Opera” for Vixen and “Outstanding Achievement of the Year” for Marguerite. Her many concert appearances include “Four Last Songs” at the London Proms and War Requiem with Sir Simon Rattle. Recordings include; Arias with Philharmonic Orchestra, Osud, Vilagge Romeo and Juliet, Greek Passion with Sir Charles MacKerras, Hiawatha with Bryn Terfel, Stabat Mater (Hickox), Rigoletto(Elder) Otello, Vixen, Fidelio with BBC and Turn of Screw ROH with Deutsch TV. Future work includes Passagierin in Madrid in 2020.