Formations Masterclasses 2017

Following the successes of its previous opera masterclasses, Helios Collective is pleased to announce that Formations 2017 will feature a new and more extensive masterclass and performance programme, proudly hosted in conjunction with English National Opera.

Formations 2017 Programme

The Formations 2017 Programme is now available as a free ebook. Visit our downloads page to get your copy now, or just click on the image below. For additional online information and tickets, please visit Formations Masterclasses 2017.

Dido and Belinda – Photo Gallery 2016

With support from King’s Cultural Institute, in November 2016 Helios Collective and King’s College London’s Music Department co-presented a series of reimagined readings of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as Dido and Belinda.

Formations Masterclasses 2016

Following on from the success of Formations 2015 – when three new operas were developed over a two-week period by Kasper Holten (director of opera, Royal Opera House), Robert Saxton (composer), Stephen Unwin, (director), Stephen Barlow (artistic director, Buxton Festival), Bettina Bartz (dramaturg), and David Parry (conductor) – Helios Collective returned in 2016 with an… Continue reading Formations Masterclasses 2016

Dido and Belinda

To bring radically new meaning to a play is a virtue. To bring radically new meaning to a musical score is sacrilege. But why? Why shouldn’t musicians be as creative and interpretative as actors?

Hathaway – Eight Arias For A Bardic Life

Hathaway—Eight Arias For A Bardic Life by Briar Kit Esme

Hathaway – Eight Arias For A Bardic Life was a co-production between Helios Collective, Buxton Festival, and Copenhagen Opera Festival.

Salon Russe

With every seat occupied thirty minutes before the performance started, it was standing room only for many people attending the Helios Collective and Bury Court Opera co-production held at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, on Friday, 24 June 2016.