Helen is a graduate of the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne and has university degrees in Arts and Pharmacy. She made her first professional appearances as a teenager with her family’s singing group and went on to study with Graham Clarke. Helen has made many television and film appearances, but in recent years has worked mainly in music theatre And opera. Since 1989 she has worked extensively for Chamber Made Opera. Her best know role with the company is in Recital on which she collaborated with Douglas Horton. Over four years, Helen has performed Recital all over Australia and internationally - Caracas, London, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Wellington and Auckland. Past performances include her role as Dame Nellie Melba in Therese Radic’s Peach Melba after first playing Nellie in Manning Clark’s History of Australia - The Musical. She played the lead role of the opera singer in the film Blame it on Burumba, the deserted lover in La Voix Humaine by Poulenc and Cocteau for the Melbourne Arts Centre, Beatrice in The Venetian Twins for the Melbourne Theatre Company and the title role in the Victoria State Opera’s Iolanthe. Helen loves to devise her own shows including Madly Musical, a cabaret concert: Wild Card and Wild Women, featuring the work of Dorothy Hewett and Virginia Woolf; Duelling Divas with soprano Margaret Haggart; and Melba: Melodies and Memories. In June 1994 Helen released a CD, Woman’s Song, on which she sings, accompanied by pianist Peter Locke, songs by Australian women composers. Helen is delighted to be back with The Phantom of the Opera after first playing Carlotta in the Melbourne season.