Helios Collective would like to thank the thousands of people who have already backed the company with either support in kind, financial donations, or by freely giving their time, knowledge, and expertise to make the company what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. Thank you. Very, very much.
Cavalier’s Rock Tosca is basically one of the best ideas anyone has ever had. Big, sweaty, loud and brilliant, rock’s ego-heavy aesthetic is ideal for Puccini’s personality-driven thriller. Ella Marchment’s direction makes the most of this, focusing us on individual characters in turn, keeping the crucial claustrophobic air of persecution in each scene while blasting us with big volume and bigger emotions.
It has been an exciting journey for Helios, from the initial opera-scenes concerts in 2013, to the first UK tour of new opera commissions, a series of sold-out opera club nights in London, a tour to Russia, a Stravinsky double bill, two seasons of Formations masterclasses, and critically acclaimed opera productions at The National Portrait Gallery in London, Copenhagen Opera Festival, and Buxton Festival.
The Helios team has worked tirelessly to put on some truly amazing, provocative, and thought-provoking productions. Works that the company loves to create, and that its audiences love to watch.
In embracing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Helios is currently working to develop more ambitious projects, involving more eclectic partners, and reaching out to ever bigger audiences.
There is little doubt that opera is very much alive as a vehicle for young artists, composers and writers. Helios is doing a tremendous job in ensuring that creative souls have an outlet and a platform. And all this is thanks to the energetic leadership of the indefatigable Ella Marchment.
– Brian Dickie
Ticket sales make up a very small proportion of the income needed to run a successful opera company, and Helios Collective relies heavily on the generous and enlightened support of its patrons and sponsors to fulfil its work.
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