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Hellier, Rowan (alto)
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Rowan Hellier (alto)

Rowan Hellier studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She then joined the International Opera Studio at the Berlin Staatsoper, where her roles included Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Annina (La Traviata), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Der Trommler (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), the Shepherd (Tosca) and the title role in Vanitas at both the Berlin and Hamburg Staatsoper.

Hellier has worked with leading conductors such as Alexander Vedernikov, Laurence Cummings, Vladimir Jurowski, Julien Salemkour, Nicholas Collon, Leo Hussain, Alexander Soddy, Omer Meir Wellber and Stephen Barlow.

Hellier’s concert performances include the world premiere of Alasdair Nicolson’s Five Hauntings with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the St Magnus International Festival, as well as regular appearances at the Wigmore Hall with the Prince Consort. Other highlights include Elgar’s incidental music for Grania and Diarmid with the BBC SO for BBC Radio 3 and Judith Weir’s woman.life.song at both the Bregenz Festival and LSO St Luke’s. Hellier has given recitals at the Opéra de Lille, Oxford Lieder Festival and Perth Festival of the Arts. Oratorio performances include Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat mater, Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.

Among Hellier’s recordings, she is the mezzo soloist in Honegger’s Roi David for the Junges Ensemble Berlin.


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