HEATHER GREEN BIOGRAPHY
Heather Green is an international vocal artist, born on a farm in Pennsylvania, USA, now living in Berlin, Germany.
In the 2021/22 season, Green joins the Berliner Staatsoper for the new production of SLEEPLESS, by Petr Eötvös, debuting November 28, 2021. In the Spring of 2022, Green will appear in Wagner's TANNHÄUSER, with Hudson Festival Theater, New York; she will also revisit her partnership with People in Rooms for the development of ALLKILLER,
a filmic event based on the music of Wagner's Brünnhilde.
Equally active in traditionally stages works and modern Avant-garde productions, in previous seasons Green has been heralded for her portrayal of Richard Strauss’s Salome, with West Bay Opera in Palo Alto, CA (2017), the Black Orchid Theater in New York (2018), and in a modern adaptation - Ausser sich/ Salome - with People in Rooms in Berlin, Germany (2019). Green has been described as: “a dynamic Salome, with a voice up to the challenge of this demanding role. Her performance is fearless, as is her singing” - R. Batti, Almanac, and as a: “silken soprano with a big sound and luscious top notes.” - A. Broner, Repeat Performances. Of a 2018 revisitation of the role, with black orchid theater, critic Jan Ewing wrote: “Ms. Green has a fine, strong voice, with an amazing vocal range, capable of shaking the walls when necessary, but also able to produce lovely pianissimos and amazing low notes that would make any baritone jealous.”
In 2019 Green performed the New York debut of Luis Andrei Cobo’s “It’s About Time,” with the Composers Concordance;
the soprano solo in the Brahms Requiem with Concerts in the Village in Kinderhook, New York; the wold premiere of the new opera, Era of Good Feelings at La Mama, NYC; the title role in Puccini's Tosca with Amici Opera in Philadelphia, PA; the alto soloist in Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" with TSL in Hudson, NY; and the debut of Green’s original composition: "Tomorrow Never Knows," with EMX at Sowieso, Berlin, and then with the Hartnell Choir in Carmel, California.
Other favorite performances encompass the Wagnerian roles of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer and Sieglinde
in Die Walküre, as well as Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, and Lady MacBeth in Verdi’s MacBeth, the world premiere of Gene Pritsker’s “Splice,” with the Eclectic Music Extravaganza at Sowieso in Berlin, Germany on March 1, 2018. In past seasons, she has performed the title role in the World Premiere of Patricia Burgess’ Yeshe, Queen of Tibet in Boudanath, Nepal; the World Premieres of Yoav Gal’s Mosheh, (as Bitia) and 3weeks, (as Aspasianus); and Thomas Carlo Bo’s Shadows of the City, (as Lizzie).
Ms. Green has been a selected emerging artist with Saint Petersburg Opera, FL; a two time recipient of the Mellon Grant for Creative Research; and a winner of the LISMA scholarship. Green is also a sought after lyricist, and holds degrees from Pratt Institute of Art and Design, and The Swedish Institute of Health Sciences.