Helena Dix


Recently described by critics as “the most exciting voice since Joan Sutherland” with “8 stars out of 5” for her performance of Elizabeth in Roberto Devereux, Australian born Helena Dix has secured her name on the operatic stages all around the world.

Helena has performed in many of the UK’s leading venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Westminster Abbey, St James Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square, Dorchester Abbey, St Paul’s, Ripon, Guildford and Gloucester Cathedrals. Her credits with orchestras include the RPO and she has sung under the baton of conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Simone Young, Anthony Negus and Mark Wigglesworth.

Helena is a regular favourite at The Metropolitan Opera where she has covered the roles of Elvira/Ernani (James Levine), Elizabeth/Roberto Devereux (Maurizio Benini), Elettra/Idomeneo (James Levine) and title role/Norma (Carlo Rizzi).

Helena has had a great deal of success in competitions, most notably representing Australia in the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Helena was also runner up in the prestigious Herald Sun Aria and a finalist in the McDonalds Aria held at the Sydney Opera House. She made her USA debut as a finalist in the Seattle International Wagner Opera competition to great critical review. Helena was named an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music for her significant contribution to the music profession.

Longborough debut: title role/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018)

Recent engagements: Elsa/Lohengrin, Elizabeth/Roberto Devereux (Melbourne Opera); title role/Cristina, regina di Svezia (Wexford Festival Opera, Oldenburg Staatstheater and Chelsea Opera group); Elettra/Idomeneo, Odabella/Attila (Staatstheater Nürnberg and Lubeck opera); Gioconda/La Gioconda (Opera Valladolid); Flowermaiden/Parsifal (English National Opera); cover Elvira/Ernani (Metropolitan Opera); Isabella/Das Liebesverbot (Chelsea Opera); Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus, Hanna Glawari/The Merry Widow, cover Frasquita/Carmen, cover Karolina/The Two Widows (Scottish Opera); Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro, Nella/Gianni Schicchi (The Opera Project); Li-Li/Greed (Glyndebourne Young Artist Project); Musetta/La bohème (Opera Novella); and cover title role/Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington Opera).

Future engagements: Title role/Norma (Melbourne opera);Alice/Falstaff, Vitellia (cover)/Clemenza di Tito, title role (cover)/Semiramide (Metropolitan Opera); Verdi Requiem (with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall); title role/Norma (Chelsea Opera Group)