British mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (under Barbara Robotham) and the National Opera Studio (under Susan Waters)‚ supported by Scottish Opera.
Upcoming engagements include Rosina The Barber of Seville (Welsh National Opera) and Marcella in Donizetti’s Il furioso all’Isola di San Domingo (Opera Rara) under the baton of Carlo Rizzi.
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. She has recently completed a project with Our Future City (Brighton) creating and strengthening family and community relationships through music. 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.