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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. 


This summer Heather is delighted to return to Opera Holland Park singing Rosina in their new production of The Barber of Seville having just finished singing Dorabella with Opera North. The 2023 season was very busy with some exciting roles for Heather. Role debuts of The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Eurydice and Dido in Dido and Aenus for The Grange Festival and of Bertha in Blonde Eckbert in her German debut at Potsdamer Winteroper in the Schlosstheater Sanssouci


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).

​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. She is a trained ballet and ballroom dancer having trained from a very young age.


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

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