"The Queen of the Night did a wonderful job of those famously, inhumanly high notes" - Nicola Harvey, Magic Flute, Waterperry Gardens, July 2018
Fantastic performance of "The Magic Flute" at Chipping Norton - excellent vocal and dramatic performances from everyone (really loved the Queen of the Night) - Clare, Chipping Norton, April 2018.
We all waited with bated breath in the first act for Helen Winter's Queen of the Night aria 'O have no Fear', and we were not disappointed. Her accomplished vocal control and mastery of the astonishing range demanded by the role led to lengthy discussion during the extended interval picnic in Waterperry's beautiful gardens - of the challenges of her most famous aria from the second act 'You will avenge me'. Her performance did not disappoint.
MAGIC FLUTE REVIEW in the Daily Info July 2016
“Naïve little Zerlina is transformed into dippy Zac (Mark Dugdale), a working-class boy from Milton Keynes, visiting London with his brand new fiancée Marina (Helen Winter, a big fiery improvement, I’d say, on boring old Masetto), who seems rather to enjoy the attentions of the wily old letch (‘You know that no means yes!’), But Helen Winter’s Marina really made her mark”. Antony Craig (Gramaphone.co.uk April 2012)
“The lessons were made even more valuable by Helen Winter, soprano, who joined Eleanor on the Sunday. Her wonderful operatic voice with which she sang the Britten Canticle ‘The Death of St Narcissus’ with Ciara, originally scored for tenor, left any aspiring male singers quaking in their boots and sick with envy. She then worked just as effectively on a couple of songs by John Dowland with Stephen, showing a completely different approach to singing, with Eleanor advising on how the accompanying harpist can best match this”. Stephen Wilkinson (Chamber Music Scheme, Feb 2013)