Helena Sorokina

Singer Vienna, Austria 20 Followers

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26 Nov '20
Nov 26, 2020 8:00 PM
Jesuitenkirche (Universitätskirche) Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria
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Dec 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Bruseum Joanneumsviertel 1, Graz, Austria
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Jul 10, 2021 8:00 PM
Teatro Sao Luiz Municipal R. Antonio Maria Cardoso 38, Lisbon, Portugal
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About Helena Sorokina

Classical Chanson

Latvian mezzo-soprano Helēna Sorokina begun her musical education with the violin and piano already at the age of 5. She later went on to study choral conducting in her hometown Riga. Helena was studying classical vocal performance and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
Notable highlights include solo appearances in some of the biggest concert halls of Germany, Austria, Italy and Latvia (e.g., “Die Glocke” Bremen, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Muffathalle Munich, Stefaniensaal Graz) performing works like Messiah by Handel, Christmas oratorio by J.S. Bach, Petite messe solenelle by Rossini and Stabat Mater by Haydn. As a soloist, Helena has worked with Hamburger Symphoniker, Thüringen Philharmonie, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt and sung under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington, Joshua Rifkin, Beat Furrer, Paolo Paroni, Joshard Daus, Erwin Ortner, Johannes Prinz etc. Helena has sung in operatic productions under Stadttheater Leoben, Theater im Palais Graz, MUMUTH Graz and Oper in der Krypta in Vienna. Her roles include Paulina (Pique Dame), Orlofsky (Fledermaus), Mercedes (Carmen), Anita (West
Side Story), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana) amongst others.
As a Lied and Chanson singer, Helena had solo recitals in festivals such as Riga Early Music and Dance Festival 2015 (Riga, Latvia), Himmelrausch 2016 (Linz, Austria) and 2nd Operetta Festival 2017 (Ikskile, Latvia). She also specializes in German and French chansons, especially that of Zarah Leander, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich, which she performs with pianist Karlheinz Donauer as well as various jazz musicians and bands.
Her gift of perfect pitch exposes her to contemporary music performance, which has become one of her biggest passions. Notable highlights include solo performances at the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria: Asteroid 62, opera by Kourliandski (2013) and Paradise by Hiendl (2016). Since August 2017, Helena is a resident member of Cantando Admont and has performed in different festivals and venues namely, Klangspuren Schwaz 2017 (composer in residence – Sofia Gubaidulina), Salzburger Festspiele 2018 (Zeit mit Furrer) and 2020, Imago Ljubljana 2018, Azorean Festival of Music 2019, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2019 and in countries such as Argentina, Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Since 2018 Helena has given masterclasses and lectures in different topics of the New Vocal Music (New Vocal Music in Austria, Extended Vocal Techniques, Singers Challenges, Art of Collaboration etc.) in the NUS Yale College (Singapore), UC Berkeley and UC Davis (California, USA).
2020 she started a new project for an unaccompanied solo voice called VOICE.ONLY, which she premiered at CNMAT in Berkeley, California.
2020 you can hear Helena at Salzburger Festspiele, Munich Biennale, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mahler Festival in Toblach, Onassis Center Athens, Wien Modern etc.