On this episode we had a chat with Australian opera singer Helena Dix while she and Annie are in the same COVID quarantine hotel in Sydney. Helena shared some fascinating insights into the early years of her career, how she is working to make opera a better place for the next generation, and how she recovered from a life threatening case of COVID assisted by her knowledge and understanding of breathing techniques.
“Described by critics as ‘The most exciting voice since Joan Sutherland’, Australian born Helena Dix has secured her name on the operatic stages all around the world. Helena has had a great deal of success in competitions, most notably representing Australia in the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Helena was also runner up in the prestigious Herald Sun Aria and a finalist in the McDonalds Aria held at the Sydney Opera House. She made her USA debut as a finalist in the Seattle International Wagner Opera competition to great critical acclaim.”