British mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (under Barbara Robotham) and the National Opera Studio supported by Scottish Opera.
The 2023 season brings some exciting roles for Heather. Currently on tour with Opera North as The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, she will soon be returning to The Grange Festival this summer in the title roles of Dido and Aeneas and Orfeo.
In 2022 she made 2 new house debuts with Garsington Opera singing 2nd Nymph in their production of Rusalka annd English National Opera singing the role of Phoebe in their brand new production of Yeoman of the Guard.
In spring of 2020 Heather made her role debut of Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro(Opera North). Previous performances with Opera North include Sesto, Giulio Cesare‚ Hansel, Hansel und Gretel‚ Rosina, The Barber of Seville, The Page, Salome and Lel, Snowmaiden.
Further operatic engagements include Hansel Hansel and Gretel (English National Opera/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Angelina La Cenerentola (West Green House Opera), Rosina The Barber of Seville (Welsh National Opera)‚ Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte (Northern Ireland Opera)‚ Tisbe La Cenerentola (Welsh National Opera and Opera Holland Park)‚ Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde (Nevill Holt)‚ Isolier Le Comte Ory (Chelsea Opera Group and Dorset Opera)‚ Apprentice Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne Festival)‚ Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice‚ Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (RNCM) and Fidalma The Secret Marriage(British Youth Opera).
In 2019 Heather performed in Russia with alumni of the National Opera Studio as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music. Further performances on the concert platform include a recital for the Piano & Music Festival (Huddersfield) and flashmob style recitals for the Leeds Lieder Festival in venues around the city centre. Heather has also performed as a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Singing Competition at the Wigmore Hall and is a Samling Scholar.
Alongside her busy performing career Heather is passionate about music in the community, in particular working with parents and children.
Further skills include delivering music workshops in schools, nurturing new talent and creating space for children to learn music in a fun and accessible environment. Heather also provides one to one tuition both privately and in schools.
She is a trained ballet and ballroom dancer having trained from a very young age and still loves to dance, she loves to bring this skill into the rehearsal room and is always excited when a character she is portraying is given choreography.
Heather has been generously supported by Mr and Mrs Goddard and Mr and Mrs Blumer. She is also a recipient of the The Sybil Tutton Award and the Richard Angas Memorial Award.
‘…One can say that Lowe is a highly adept musician and in total-control over the facets of her instrument. Lowe’s representation of the precociously mischievous, at-times ethically dubious, and rather morally flawed character of Rosina. Of course, “Una voce poco fa” was Rossinian perfection, and the intense coloratura presented no challenge for Lowe who, while humorously playing with dolls resembling Figaro and Almaviva (an allegory to the game of love), showered the audience with the heart and soul of the “beautiful singing” ethos…’
‘…mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe dazzles vocally and as an actor as Pompey’s son Sesto…’
Operawire Nov 2021
The Reviews Hub Nov 2019