Rowan Hellier


Scottish mezzo-soprano Rowan Hellier has already attracted considerable attention as one of the most exciting young talents to be seen on the European operatic stage and concert platform. Praised for her ‘wonderfully mature, powerful and warm’ voice and her ‘focus, drama and clarity’ in performance, Rowan was a Young Artist at the International Opera Studio at the Berlin Staatsoper, and studied at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Recent operatic engagements include Wellgunde Das Rheingold with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, and Frau Grubach/Washerwoman in the world premiere of The Trial by Philip Glass at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  During her time at the Berlin Staatsoper she sang the roles of Zweite Dame Die ZauberflöteAnnina La TraviataKate Pinkerton Madama ButterflyDer Trommler Der Kaiser von AtlantisHirt Tosca, and the title role in Vanitas at both the Berlin and Hamburg Staatsopers.

Rowan is currently a member of the ensemble at the Salzburger Landestheater where roles in the forthcoming season include Lisetta Il mondo della lunaMercedes CarmenZaide Il turco in Italia, and LureenBrokeback Mountain.  Other recent and future engagements include DidoDido and Aeneas conducted Trevor Pinnock, Mozart Requiem with Dunedin Consort in Bremen and a recital for Salisbury International Music Festival.

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