Heidi Muendel

Heidi Muendel

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

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«"Every time i hear you sing...i weep for joy"»
nico castel, metropolitan opera (2016)
«“From her first to last note, Mündel owned the stage.”»
– Opera Canada (2016)
«„Vigorous vocal accuracy combined with priceless acting…. Wagnerian power..."»
– Opera Canada (2016)
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2015Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2013Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosAriadne
2012Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2012Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2010Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2009Bellini: NormaNorma
2008Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2008Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde


Heidi Margarethe Muendel, MMus – www.heidimuendel.com German-Canadian dramatic soprano Heidi Muendel is a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Competition and recipient of the Canada Council Career Development Grant. She has a Master’s in Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia with a background in dance and acting. She benefited from studies at the Franz Schubert-Institute (Vienna) with a scholarship from the Johann Strauss Foundation, International Vocal Arts Institute, directed by Metropolitan Opera’s Joan Dornemann, and New York Oper Studio with Nico and Carol Castel. Heidi’s operatic repertoire includes: the title roles of Turandot, Ariadne auf Naxos and Norma as well as Leonora from Fidelio and Santuzza from Cavallieria Rusticana. Her concert credits include: Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Faure Requiem and solo concerts with the numerous Canadian symphony orchestras. She is an active recitalist, performing varied programs including opera, art song and Canadian Compositions. Heidi is currently living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is coaching with the internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano Janice Baird, as well as repetiteurs Björn Huestege (head coach at Oper Frankfurt), Simone di Felice (Oper Frankfurt), Byron Knutson (Berlin) and Margaret Singer (Karlsruhe).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Turandot Turandot 2016
Beethoven: Fidelio Leonore 2015
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne 2013
Wagner: Die Walküre Sieglinde 2012
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Elisabeth 2012


Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Canada Council Career Development Grant
Stipendium der Johann Strauss Foundation
Private Donor Stipendium vom International Vocal Arts Institute
Rozsa Foundation Competition
Stipendium des Banff Centre for the Arts