Helen Charlston to make her debut at The Grange Festival’s 2023 season

Helen Charlston

2018 City Music Foundation Artist Helen Charlston continues to make waves in the operatic world into the 2023 season. In summer 2023 she will join the cast of Dido and Aeneas for her debut at The Grange Festival debut. 


In a rare and dramatically contrasting pairing, The Grange Festival presents an enticing early music double-bill: Gluck’s intensely moving Orfeo ed Euridice together with the first English opera, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (9 to 28 June). Returning to The Grange after their much-lauded collaboration on Belshazzar in 2019 and Tamerlano in 2022, is the creative team of Daniel Slater (director) and Robert Innes Hopkins (designer). Tim Claydon, who also worked on Belshazzar, is the movement director. Dido and Aeneas will feature a stellar cast: Heather Lowe as Dido, Sophie Bevan as Belinda and Alexandra Oomens as 2nd Woman, James Newby as Aeneas and Helen Charlston makes her debut at The Grange Festival as Sorceress/Spirit. This stellar cast is accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen under their founding director Harry Christophers, making a welcome return to The Grange after their triumphant rendition of Belshazzar

Acclaimed for her musical interpretation, presence and “warmly distinctive tone” (The Telegraph), Helen Charlston has quickly cemented herself as a key performer in the next generation of British singers.


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