Opera Live At Home was founded by Helen Astrid in Autumn 2020 to provide a much needed performance platform for UK-based opera singers and accompanists as well as bringing live-streamed music to you at home.

Helen Astrid is a former opera singer with English National Opera and Garsington Opera Festival. She has considerable experience in giving talks on the history of opera both online and in the classroom and her Tedx Talk ‘Tell me the Truth about Opera‘ has been viewed by thousands.

Helen lectures on opera for Bishopsgate Institute, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Marlborough College, Benslow Music and the International School of London. She is Director of Corporate Singing Workshops (CSW) delivering bespoke training sessions for companies and organisations around the world. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, she has provided innovative and exciting ways to bring teams together around the world.

Her book, Singing Tips at your Fingertips is described as “the place to find the singer within”, Gary Lachman, The Guardian.


Opera Live At Home is grateful for the generous support of the English Speaking Union.