Irish Soprano Helen Kearns is considered by the critics as a “Rising star” for her “unique interpretations which are finely designed’ (Belfast Telegraph),
“A full voiced yet deeply sensitive Soprano” (Sunday Business post)
Helen Kearns was selected as the Irish representative for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009 where she was awarded the Annie Sankey Bursary.
Following her very successful performance at the International Voice Masters of Monte Carlo, Helen was invited by Placido Domingo to sing at the Palau des Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, there she performed the role of Susanna from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, directed by Ruggero Raimondi and the role of Najade in Ariadne of Naxos, Strauss under the direction of Sir Andrew Davies. Helen then sang Adele from Die Fledermaus by Strauss with the Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg, conducted by Patrick Fournillier.
Helen was then engaged to sing the roles of Gilda from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Papagena from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote also at the Palau de les arts Reine Sofia, Valencia and then went on to sing Bach Cantatas with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Marseille under the direction of Kenneth Montgomery.
Since then she has appeared in numerous venues around the world including La Scala Teatro di Milan, Palais des Beaux Arts, Flagey studio, Opéra de la Monnaie, Brussels, The Royal Palace, Brussels, Auditorium de Lyon, Sala Cecilia Meireles, Rio de Janeiro, Opéra d’Angers/Nantes, Opéra de Rennes, Salle Gaveau, Paris, National Concert Hall Dublin, Waterfront Hall Belfast, Philarmonie of Cologne, Opéra de Szeged Hungary, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris with orchestras such as the Orchestre Philarmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de Lille, Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, Sinfonia Varsovia, Krakow Philarmonic Orchestra , Orchestra of Katowice, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, The London Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Ensemble…