Heather studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (under Barbara Robotham and Ann Taylor) and the National Opera Studio (under Susan Waters)‚ supported by Scottish Opera. She was a Finalist in the Maureen Lehane Competition‚ is a Samling Scholar‚ and a trained ballet and ballroom dancer. She is generously supported by Mr and Mrs Goddard‚ The Sybil Tutton award and Mr and Mrs Blumer and is grateful to be the recipient of a Richard Angas Memorial Award.
Recent and future engagements include Angelina La Cenerentola (The Grange Festival and West Green House Opera), Rosina The Barber of Seville (Opera North and Welsh National Opera)‚ Hansel Hansel and Gretel and Phoebe The Yeomen of the Guard (ENO), Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro‚ Sesto Giulio Cesare‚ Hansel‚ The Page Salome and Lel Snowmaiden (Opera North), Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte (Northern Ireland Opera and Dorset Opera)‚ Tisbe La Cenerentola (WNO and Opera Holland Park) and 2nd Nymph Rusalka Garsington.
Further engagements include 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), Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Sesto‚ 2nd Lady The Magic Flute and Zerlina Don Giovanni (National Opera Studio).