Helen Rotchell

Helen Rotchell (mezzo-soprano) is from Bedfordshire. She completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, supported by the Linda Pilgrim Scholarship, receiving a distinction for her final recital. Here she studied under the tuition of Alison Wells and Robert Bottriell. Prior to this, she studied Music at the University of Southampton, where she was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis, directed by former Royal College of Music professor Keith Davis.

As part of Trinity Labanís opera scenes Helen has played the roles of Goffredo in Handelís Rinaldo, La Nourrice in Ariane et Barbe-bleue by Dukas, Nerone in Monterverdiís Líincoronazione di Poppea and Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Helen also was invited to perform in an immersive new opera production at Peckham Asylum as Mrs Nolan in Clockwork Operaís inaugural production of The Medium. In 2016 Helen played Mary Braund in Trinity Labanís premier of Banished, a new opera by Stephen McNeff and the role of 'Reporter' in a new opera Favela by Louise Kulbicki.

Helen performs regularly as a member of the Philharmonia Chorus and as a recitalist and oratorio soloist. Helen now studies under the tutelage of Guildhall School of Music and Drama professor Theresa Goble.