Helene Wold studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio in London. Since completing her studies she has performed as soloist with a number of opera houses in Europe, including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England.
Operatic roles have included: Zerlina («Don Giovanni»), Susanna and Barbarina («Le Nozze di Figaro»), Amor («Orfeo ed Euridice»), Silberklang («Der Schauspieldirektor»), Belinda («Dido and Aeneas»), Lucy («The Telephone), and Oscar («Un Ballo in Maschera»). In 2011 she was both actor and singer (Helena) in «Alvedronningen», a combined performance of «The Fairy-Queen» by Purcell and Shakespeare’s «A Midsummer Night’s Dream», at Ramme Gaard in Hvitsten. Besides performing as an opera singer, she often appears in oratorios and concerts of early and contemporary music.
The classical song and Lieder repertoire is close to Helene’s heart. She performs regularly with Liv Glaser (fortepiano), Eugene Asti (piano), and Vegard Lund (early guitars). Recital-venues have included Troldhaugen and Den Gamle Logen in Norway, and Purcell Room, Queen Elisabeth Hall, and Wigmore Hall in England. In 1992 Helene and Vegard Lund won the Portallion Chamber Music Prize in London.
Helene has sung with Norway’s leading symphony orchestras, and toured in Japan, South Africa, and Europe. She currently teaches song at The Barrat Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Helene Wold has previously released three CDs on the LAWO Classics label: «Lieder mit und ohne Worte» (LWC1011), songs and melodies from the Romantic Period, with Vegard Lund; «Roser og Kjerlighed» (LWC1029), a collection of Norwegian and Danish songs from the 19th century, with Eugene Asti, Per-Andreas Tønder and Vegard Lund; and «Liebestreu» (LWC1053), songs by Schumann, Brahms og Mendelssohn, with Liv Glaser.