Hélène Kimblad was born in Stockholm  in 1981. After she obtained her bachelor of music degree from Malmö Academy of Music, she moved to London where she studied for professor Laura Sarti at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and got her master’s degree in 2007.

 

Fall of 2007 she commenced her operatic studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Opera where she studied for professor Kirsten Buhl Møller. During her education Hélène has been coached in several masterclasses by many great singers such as Teresa Berganza, Felicity Palmer, Sarah Walker and Philip Langridge. She has also collaborated with conductors such as Marc Soustrot, Christian Badea and Mikael Schønwandt.

 

The roles that Hélène has performed during her time at the Opera Academy include Orfeo (Gluck), Baba the Turk (Stravinsky), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) and Madame de Croissy (Poulenc). Furthermore, she has sung Orlofsky with Odense Symphony Orchestra and she has been a soloist with Sjælland Symphony Orchestra.

 

Hélène is very fond of the oratorio repertoire and has performed the alto soloist parts in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and a number of masses and cantatas by Bach, Mozart and Haydn. She has also given numerous recitals in Sweden, England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Spain.