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.

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?

Toi Toi 2015 – 3 & 4

Following the sell-out successes of Toi Toi 1 & 2, Helios Collective returned to the CLF Arts Cafe in Peckham to bring together music from England, America, Jamaica, Finland, Portugal, and Brazil.

Façade and Eight Songs For A Mad King

Brilliantly located…a highly imaginative and affecting double-bill. 5 Stars – Fringe Opera 5 Stars – Opera Now 5 Stars – The Arts Desk 5 Stars – UK Theatre Network