Esther Heideman

Esther Heideman

Lyric Soprano

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2016Poulenc: Gloria, FP 177Soprano
2016Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2016Yehudi Wyner: On this most voluptuous nightSoprano


Angelic is the word that has most often been used to describe the silvery, pure, sweet tone of Esther       Heideman's vocal artistry.  In 2000, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Licia Albanese Competition. In 2001, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.  These performances were immediately followed by her debut with the New York Philharmonic in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and her European debut with the Prague Radio Symphony, singing in Mahler's Second Symphony. Esther was raised on a dairy farm in small town Wisconsin, and was involved in band, choir and church music from a young age, but never took a voice lesson until she was 18.  Originally she attended college to become a band/choir teacher, but it was there she discovered her true passion for singing, and has dedicated her life to it ever since.  Ms. Heideman's career began with her Carnegie Hall debut, singing Handel’s Messiah.  Since this time, she has performed with major orchestras throughout World, such as the Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Pops, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing New Music Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, National Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Boston Baroque, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to performing the staples of traditional concert repertoire, such as Beethoven’s Symphony # 9, Mahler’s Symphony #2 or #4, Mozart's c- minor Mass, Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana, Esther Heideman has featured prominently in the premieres of some of today's most respected contemporary composer.  These have included the role of Jenny Lind in Libby Larsen’s opera Barnum’s Bird (Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle), Sister Angelica in The Three Hermits by Stephen Paulus, and The Revelation of St. John by Daniel Schnyder (with the Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu under Sebastian Weigel and Milwaukee Symphony under Andreas Delfs), as well as Deus Passus by Wolfgang Rihm (Rotterdam Philharmonic, Markus Stenz).  Ms. Heideman lived in Beijing, China for 1.5 years, performing many concerts with the Beijing New Music Ensemble.   Since moving back to the U.S., Esther has also returned to the Aspen Music Festival every summer to perform music with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Upcoming performances include return engagements with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall (Masterworks Chorus of NJ), Minnesota Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, and Music Worcester.  Esther is also currently recording a cd to be released in 2016 on iTunes.  When not performing, she enjoys teaching lessons and masterclasses and sharing her knowledge and experience with young performers.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Poulenc: Gloria, FP 177 Soprano Music Worcester 2016
Mozart: Requiem Soprano Music Worcester 2016
Yehudi Wyner: On this most voluptuous night Soprano Immediately Aspen Music Festival And School 2016