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Helen Sherman Credit: Tim Dunk
 
“The character which lingers in my mind the most, however, is the hilariously-hormoned Cherubino, the ultimate stage adolescent as played by Helen Sherman, who not only dashes and leaps about but who has a terrific, lush mezzo voice which brings a surprising elegance to the part. The scene in which she is dressed up, a boy disguised as a female, with a splendid corset and bonnet, was one of the evening’s comic high points.”
Bachtrack / Richard Wilcocks / The Marriage of Figaro / Opera North / Leeds Grand Theatre / January 2015
 
“Sherman, though, whatever may be in store for her, is indisputably the star of Bartolo’s drawing room. A proper mezzo, but with a seemingly effortless two-octave range, she uses every inch of her voice and her body to portray this adorable but alas easily misled beauty. Also, unlike many a mezzo, she joins up her registers; and she knows how to use her chest tones with a flicker of sensuality. This is in every way an outstanding performance, full of wit and bravura, compulsively watchable and listenable.”
theartsdesk.com / Barber of Seville / Longborough Festival / Opera Project / July 2014
 
Read Robert Hugill’s article ‘En Travesti’  featuring Helen and Sarah Connolly in Classical Music Magazine. Read Rupert Christiansen’s interview with Helen featured in the Telegraph’s ‘New Music’ section.
 
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