Developing my TangOpera project has been a slow process - I first launched it at the Southbank Centre in 2013. But I am delighted to announce that it has now reached 'maturity': I have been in Buenos Aires over November and December turning it into my first album.
The recording features tenor, Leonardo Pastore (pictured above), soprano, Jaquelina Livieri and mezzo-soprano, Florencia Machado - all leading figures on Argentina's operatic stages - along...
For a while I've been researching repertoire by women Latin composers and tracking down scores, and I'm now proud to present a new programme for 2019 in collaboration with the Spanish soprano, Lorena Paz Nieto: 'Mujeres ¡Presentes!: the Secret Songs of Women Latina Composers'. We will be launching the programme at the October Gallery on 15th Nov as part of Echoes Festival. Tickets & more info at: https://www.echoesfestival.co.uk/15nov19
Delighted to have collaborated with Spanish classical guitarist Isabel Martínez on the translation of the liner notes for her new album, Noche andaluza! Out this October on the Brisé label. Visit https://www.isabelmartinezguitar.com/ for more info.
In 2019 Echoes Festival enters its 4th year! This year the Festival runs from 10th Oct to 16th Nov and comprises 14 events held at various London major venues, including a new project of my own featuring songs by women Latina composers and poets, 'Mujeres: ¡Presentes!' with the brilliant Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto on the 15th Nov.
Delighted to announce that the Guitarrísimo series resumes this September featuring the legendary Uruguayan guitarist, Alvaro Pierri on the 26th, at the Peacock Room at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. For tickets and more info visit www.ilams.org.uk/concerts.htm
TangOpera welcomed us to the ‘theatre of tango’ featuring Leonardo Pastore and Helen Glaisher-Hernández with special guests, in their unique exploration of the seductive allure of the tango on Wednesday evening 15 May 2019 at The Crazy Coqs in London’s West End. The venue has an intimate, chic, retro ambience, perfectly suited to the style of the event, with a relaxed capacity audience seated around low-lit tables.
TangOpera comes to Sheffield on Tuesday 14th May at St Andrew's United Reformed Church 🎼 🎹 featuring the amazing tenor, Leonardo Pastore. Leonardo is coming all the way from Argentina to perform for the very first time in the UK, and we will be joined by the beautiful violinist, Violeta Barreña. 🎻
PLUS, all tickets come with a complimentary glass of Argentine vino !! 🍷
Today - Mother's Day - I am excited to publish my new music video of Cláudio Santoro's 3rd 'Paulistana' for solo piano, dedicated to my mum, and set to clips of our old home videos.
2019 also marks the birthday centenary of this special Brazilian composer.
Starring (in order of appearance): my father, John Glaisher, Me, my mother, Maria Nieves Glaisher, my uncle Harold, my cousin, Neftali Madrigal, my sister, Madeleine Glaisher, my auntie Magda Hernández F...
I am honoured to be organising this gorgeous upcoming event at St Paul's Covent Garden on behalf of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, where the vivacious Lanzarote Ensemble will offer an evening of musical folly and indulgence on the 14th March as they make their UK debut.
Featuring the work Salieri once described as conveying ‘God’s voice on Earth’, Mozart’s iconic 'Serenade No. 10', this sumptuous programme also includes a UK premiere by the ensemble’s fou...
The TangOpera project returns to London on 30th Oct featuring the beautiful voice of Spanish tenor Jorge Navarro at Theatreland's Crazy Coqs Live at Zédel - the perfect nocturnal setting in which to enjoy a drink and surrender yourself to the seductive
allure of the tango. With special guest violinist Caroline Heard.
The TangOpera project returns to the capital of the tango this September featuring soprano Rocío Giordano, tenor Leonardo Pastore, violinist Freddy Varela and guitarist Darío Barozzi, with three dates at the Biblioteca Café and La Scala de San Telmo (1st, 2nd & 6th).
Echoes Festival, produced by Helen in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, returns for it's 3rd edition this Autumn around London's major venues with x18 events running from 17th Sep - 13th Dec, and x2 events in Manchester.