"Helaine Liebman sang Micaëla with a sweet and powerful lyric soprano that sounds ready for the Verdi middle-period heroines." ~Parterre Box
Helaine Liebman is currently pursuing a Master of Music at Northwestern University under the instruction of Pamela Hinchman and Alan Darling and is supported by a Joyce Reed Cope Scholarship and an Eckstein Scholarship. She recently won second place in the advanced College Classical Treble division of the Central Region NATS Student Online Auditions and third place in the MIOpera Vocal Competition University Division. Helaine also was the first place winner in the Advanced College Classical Treble division of the 2021 NATS National Student auditions and the winner of the Lynne Harvey Foundation Award in honor of Virginia Cooper Maier from the Musicians Club of Women. Additionally, Helaine was a 2020 Wisconsin District winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received an honorable mention in the Southern Illinois Young Artist Organization 2021 Vocal Competition.
In 2021, Helaine made her debut performance of Violetta in La Traviata (La musica lirica) and performed Exsultate, jubilate by W.A. Mozart with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, Helaine covered the role of Diana in If I Were You by Jake Heggie at Northwestern University. Her past engagements include Suor Angelica at Carnegie Hall (New York Lyric Opera Theatre), Nella in Gianni Schicchi (City Lyric Opera), Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (Westminster Opera), Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and Micaela in Carmen (Amore Opera). Her recital work includes a recital in the Norfolk Room Music Room Series at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, a recital of new works entitled The Avian Eye at theNational Gallery in London, and a recital in Mumbai, India. Additionally, she graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music in London studying with Janis Kelly and Simon Lepper.
When Ms. Liebman is not singing opera, she enjoys playing with her dog Mindy. She also loves cycling and studying design.