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Amy Maude Helfer, mezzo-soprano, is gaining attention as a versatile singing actor, especially noted for her comedic timing and “gorgeous voice.”

Operatic and oratorio credits include Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) with String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Mercédès (Carmen) with Opera Theater of Connecticut, Nancy (Albert Herring) with Bronx Opera, Frade (The Dybbuk) at Queens College and Merkin Hall, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Artist-in-Residence at Dayton Opera, Hansel at Boston Lyric Opera-Opera New England, and alto soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall.

Credits in operetta and musical theatre include Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, soloist in Golden Age/ Bernstein and Cole Porter concerts with Opera Theater of Connecticut at the Sanibel Music Festival, Tessa (The Gondoliers), Phoebe (The Yeomen of the Guard), Lady Angela (Patience), Melissa (Princess Ida), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado “Re- Imagined”), Leila (Iolanthe), and Kate (The Pirates of Penzance) with NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players, soloist at Ivoryton Playhouse on the Shore, Petra (A Little Night Music) with Madison Lyric Stage, and Phoebe (The Yeomen of the Guard) at Winter Opera Saint Louis.

Amy was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition, and joined Actors’ Equity in 2009.

Amy currently resides in New York City, and is represented by MIA Artists Management.

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Review: NYGASP's TRIAL BY JURY and THE SORCERER Hit the Right Notes

This reviewer was completely in awe of such talent at the double-header of Gilbert and Sullivan's TRIAL BY JURY and THE SORCERER at Kaye Playhouse on April 7th!

Interview: Amy Maude Helfer of THE SORCERER & TRIAL BY JURY at Kaye Playhouse

On April 6 and 7, in NYGASP's double header of Trial By Jury and The Sorcerer, Amy Maude Helfer will be playing a role traditionally played by a male baritone, the first time a woman has taken the role in a major production of the show. We spoke about Helfer’s growing role with NYGASP, the process of graduating from the 'maiden' role, and more.

Cast Set For New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' THE SORCERER and TRIAL BY JURY

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will conclude the 49th season with a double bill of Gilbert & Sullivan’s first two extant collaborations, The Sorcerer and Trial By Jury. 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Begin 49th Season With PATIENCE

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) begins its expanded 49th season with its picturesque production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic send up of generational fads, Patience, not seen since 2017. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

New York City Opera Performs ROMEO AND JULIET as Part of Bryant Park Picnic Performances

New York City Opera's Bryant Park summer series concludes with Romeo and Juliet on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7pm. Gounod's perennial favorite brings Shakespeare's play to life through some of the most beautiful music in the French repertoire.

THE GONDOLIERS to be Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in October

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will begin its 48th season with its colorful and vivacious production of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic send up of Republican (in the generic sense) principles and class distinction The Gondoliers.  The she will run from Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th. 

Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Union Avenue Opera

This, Sondheim's most charming work, receives a splendid production at Union Avenue Opera. Yesterday I mentioned to two of my kids that we'd just seen A Little Night Music. Now they had both memorized most of Sweeney Todd some forty years ago while in grade school or junior high, so I was appalled to find that neither of them was familiar with this earlier Sondheim masterpiece. What sort of wretchedly deprived childhood had we given them?!

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Waltzes Its Way On To The Union Avenue Opera Stage

Following a successful run of Verdi's Falstaff that critics hailed as 'musical perfection,' 'an effervescent treat,' 'delightful,' and 'not to be missed,' Union Avenue Opera is preparing for the final production of its 28th Festival Season featuring four performances of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed A Little Night Music.

Union Avenue Opera Announces 28th Festival Season Featuring Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC & More

This summer, Union Avenue Opera will make its highly anticipated return to its home stage within the historic Union Avenue Christian Church. Union Avenue Opera will offer a three-opera festival season opening with Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, Eugene Onegin (July 8, 9, 15, 16) which last appeared on the UAO stage in 2003.

New York City Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE As Part Of Bryant Park's Summer Picnic Performances

New York City Opera will present The Barber of Seville on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7pm as part of Bryant Park's Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America. The one-night-only performance will be fully staged, costumed, and accompanied by live music.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Kick Off With New York City Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will officiall kick off its 2022 season on May 27 with New York City Opera’s staged and costumed production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Return With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will return to New York for its 47th season, and its first full production since January 2020, with one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famed works, The Pirates of Penzance.

Victor Herbert Renaissance Project LIVE! to Continue Season With MLLE. MODISTE

Victor Herbert Renaissance Project LIVE! is set to present Mlle. Modiste, the 1905 Operetta. The show plays from April 26th-27th at 7:30 PM and features The New Victor Herbert Orchestra. All performances take place at The Theater at St. Jeans, 150 East 76th Street, at Lexington Ave.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 14-15- with Lillias White, Laura Benanti and More!

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Postpones NYC Season, Announces Virtual Gala and Performances

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has postponed their traditional NYC season of live performance full productions until 2021-2022. In its place, an exciting and creative virtual season is underway with lots to look forward to for fans and patrons of the company.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents THE MIKADO

Since its founding in 1974, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) has presented more than 2,000 performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada and England, captivating audiences of all ages. America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Ensemble, continues its 45th season with its novel production of The Mikado, one of the most enduring musicals in theatrical history.

Utopia Opera Will Present Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE in New York City

On Saturday, November 23 at 3pm and 7:30pm and on Sunday, November 24 at 3pm, Utopia Opera opens its 9th season with W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan's perennially popular comic opera, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, in a fully-staged production performed with chamber orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue).

BWW Exclusive: Go Speed-Dating with the Company of NYGASP's THE MIKADO!

There is nothing like blind dating in NYC, particularly when those dates are with the characters from the absurd word of Gilbert & Sullivan! Broadway World gets a first-look exclusive at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new content featuring many recognizable characters and songs from their critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, returning to The Kaye Playhouse at 68th between Park and Lexington this Dec 27-January 5. Stay tuned throughout the next two months as more scenes are revealed in this fun web series. Make a date to see The Mikado and get your tickets here! 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents IOLANTHE

Parliamentary hijinks, hearsay, political extremes, and conflict of interest a?' 19th century Gilbertian storytelling never seemed so relevant!

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announce THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Plus NYE Celebration

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) continues its 44th season beginning Thursday, December 27 with five performances of The Pirates of Penzance at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues).

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