Praised by the New York Times for her “sweet-voiced soprano” and by the Wall Street Journal for her “standout” performance, 22-year old Heather E. has been called a “knockout” and “delightful.” The 2011-2012 season marks Heather’s debut with the Saint Louis Symphony as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Alice Tully Hall debut as soloist in Bach’s Magnificat. She appeared as Li in the American premiere of Kommilitonen! with Juilliard Opera in November, and will cover the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Juilliard in April. Previously performed roles include Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Queen of the Night and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Grilletta (Lo Speziale), and Amahl (Amahl and the Night Visitors). As a 2009 Crested Butte Music Festival young artist, Heather performed the role of Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro). She returned for the 2010 season to perform the roles of Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) and Musetta (La bohème). In the 2011 season, Heather was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she covered Yniold (Pelleas and Melisande). An accomplished violinist, Heather was concertmaster and soloist with numerous prestigious youth orchestras and was featured on NPR’s ‘From the Top’. A 2006 Davidson Fellow Laureate in Music, Heather earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied voice with Mary Schiller and violin with David Russell. While at CIM she also completed a minor in music theory. She currently pursues a Master of Music degree in vocal performance at The Juilliard School where she studies with Edith Wiens. Former teachers include Sandra Walker and Robert Lipsett. Heather was a violin and voice instructor for Tuscaloosa Alabama’s independent music conservatory, Musical Beginnings for three years and currently maintains a private vocal studio in New York City.