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Helen Donaldson

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1968

About Helen Donaldson:

Helen Donaldson (born 14 March 1968 in Rockhampton, Queensland) is an Australian operatic soprano, best known for her performances of the heroines in Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

Donaldson started singing at the age of seven, after winning an eisteddfod. She was trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Opera. While at university, she performed in many shows, including Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe as Phyllis.

Her first professional role was as a chorus member and swing in The Phantom of the Opera in 1990. The role that gave her real recognition in the Australian theatre industry was as Mabel in Essgee Entertainment's The Pirates of Penzance. She has performed in several other Essgee shows: The Mikado (as Yum-Yum), HMS Pinafore (as Josephine), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (as Philia) and The Merry Widow (as Anna, during the Brisbane run of the production, and as Valencienne during the Melbourne, Victoria; Adelaide, South Australia and Perth, Western Australia run of the production).

Donaldson has performed in over twenty operas, including Cinderella's Bad Magic as Cinderella I, a role she created in Russia and the United States. In 2008, she returned to Australia and to Essgee, reprising the role of Yum-Yum in The Mikado.

She has four children, three daughters and a son.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Poor wand'ring one Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Mabel
2Ah! se il crudel periglio Popularity:

Opera: Lucio SillaComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giunia
3How beautifully blue the sky Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: chorus/duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Mabel/Frederic
4Here's a how-de-do! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.04

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum/Nanki-Poo/Ko-Ko
5Refrain, audacious tar Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Ralph Rackstraw
6Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum
7Stay, Fred'ric, stay! Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Mabel/Frederic
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