Congratulations to Two CPM artists who feature on winning discs at the 2010 Gramophone Awards: Cyndia Sieden with her portrayal as Ariel in Thomas Adès The Tempest on EMI and Helen-Jane Howells as Eve in the DVD of Glyndebourne’s production of The Fairy Queen on Opus Arte.
“For many, the most memorable writing in The Tempest comes attached to Ariel’s vocal high-wire act. Few coloratura sopranos are able to dispatch it like Cyndia Sieden, whose sound lends special colour to the performance” Gramophone
Helen-Jane Howells will be singing the role of Amore in L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne on Tour between October 23 and December 2.
Congratulations to soprano Helen-Jane Howells who has won the £2,000 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2010 on May 12. A competition with a difference, the purpose of the award is “to encourage the communication of English words, in singing and in speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination”. Competitors sing a themed recital of Art songs alongside poetry and prose.
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 …