Middlesbrough-born soprano, Helen Bailey, is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music's Opera course, Trinity College of Music, and Liverpool John Moores University, and continues to study with Elizabeth Ritchie. Helen's postgraduate studies were generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, Coutts & Co Charitable Trust, The Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust, and the D'Oyly Carte Memorial Fund. She was the recipient of the Ernest Butcher prize 2011, was awarded Highly Commended in the RAM's prestigious Isabel Jay Operatic prize 2011, and was a finalist in the 2013 AESS competition.
Operatic roles include Véronique (Le Docteur Miracle, Pop-Up Opera), Pamina (The Magic Flute, Ryedale Festival Opera), Elisetta (The Secret Marriage, British Youth Opera), Micaëla (Carmen, Mean Time Opera), Anne Truelove (The Rake's Progress, Trinity College of Music), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro, OperaGold), and Rosina (La Vera Costanza, Royal Academy Opera, cond. Trevor Pinnock CBE). Helen has also sung principal roles for Hampstead Garden Opera, Opera Up Close, Blackheath Halls Opera, and Bath Festival Opera.
Equally at home on the concert platform as the stage, Helen performs regularly in recitals, oratorios and at private functions. She has appeared twice as soprano soloist in the New Year's Eve Operetta gala at St. Martin in the Fields, created and performed in a recital tour entitled 'The Seven Ages of Woman', and is a regular soloist with Botley Choral Society, Bromley Oecumenical Singers, and Sutton Valence Choral Society.