About me

Born in Athens, Helena Matheopoulos has lived in London most of her life and now spends several months of the year in her native city.. She holds a BA Honours and MA Degree in Medieval History from London University (UCL), and has worked as a journalist on the Tatler, the Daily Express, The Times and Opera Now and as a contributor to Gramophone, The Sunday Times and the Greek newspaper To Vima, and was International Editor at Large of Greek Vogue from 2001 until its demise in 2013.


Her books include Maestro, (Hutchinson, 1982 and Harper & Row, 1983) named Music Book of the Year by Stereo Review magazine, Bravo:Today's Tenors, Baritones and Basses Discuss Their Roles (Weidenfeld  & Nicholson, and Harper & Row, 1986 under the title Divo), Diva:Today's Sopranos and Mezzos Discuss Their Roles, (Gollancz, 1991 and Northeastern University Press, 1992), Diva: The New Generation (Little, Brown, 1998) and Placido Domingo: My Roles on Stage, (Little, Brown, 2000 and Baskerville Press, 2002).


She was Artistic Advisor and British representative of the Athens Megaron for its first five years (1991-1995), and Special Consultant for Vocal Projects at the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1996-2004. Parallel to her writing and journalistic activities, she is currently Artistic Administrator of Apollonian Enterprises and organized concerts in Milan and London titled “Greek Gods, Myths and Heroes at the Opera” under its auspices.


She is also a frequent lecturer on subjects related to her books in prestigious venues such as the |Cheltenham and Oxford Literary festivals, the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, The New York National Arts Club, the Hellenic Centre in Lonon and artistic organizations in Cleveland, Dallas and Florida.