” The instruction “strip to your undies” is nowhere mentioned in Virgil’s epic, but Helen-Jane Howells abandoned her tea dress and was fearless, even as temperatures and rain fell, singing with purity and honesty and no sign of shivering. Her “Remember me” in the famous Lament was heart-rending.” Guardian review of Dido & Aeneas at the Bath International Festival
Soprano Helen-Jane Howells makes her first appearance on BBC Radio 3 on April 21 at 19.00. Stepping in at short notice, Helen-Jane joined The Bach Choir, Florilegium and conductor David Hill for Bach’s St Matthew Passion recorded on April 10 at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Full details can be found here and the performance will be available to listen again for 7 days via BBC Iplayer.
David Hill’s new version of the Fauré Requiem for choir and small instrumental ensemble is broadcast on April 20 and will also be available on Iplayer for a week.
We are delighted to announce the addition of soprano Helen-Jane Howells to our list. Following successful performances as Eve in Jonathan Kent’s production of The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique and Caen, Helen-Jane will tour with the show to Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later in March. Her other projects include appearances with The Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium before returning to Glyndebourne as Amor L’Incoronazione di Poppea for their autumn tour. More …