American mezzo-soprano Heather Jones has been praised for her skillful and amusing performances in opera, operetta, and musical theatre. Originally from Charleston, SC, Heather is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
The 2017-2018 season marks Heather's first international engagement in Beirut, Lebanon, where she will join the American University of Beirut as the alto soloist for Dvorak's Mass in D Major and Pärt's Berliner Messe. Heather will also appear with Opera Louisiane in The Magic Flute (Second Lady), with Opera Company of Middlebury in L'elisir d'amore (Ensemble/Giannetta cover), and will complete an Adirondack region tour with Seagle Music Colony as a Resident Artist in their children’s opera:Little Red’s Most Unusual Day (Mother/Granny). At home in NYC, Heather will join Sign & Sing for their multi-disciplinary performance of "The Universal Drum" and will collaborate with American Lyric Theatre for their Composer & Librettist Development program, headed by Mark Adamo. This Spring, Heather will join the chorus roster of Opera Phildelphia in their production of Carmen, and she'll travel to Portland, OR to tour Evan Mack's concert opera Angel of the Amazon (Sister Dorothy Stang). In the Summer of 2018, Heather will join Opera Fayetteville in AR for their Opera in Bloom Festival in their productions of Beth Ratay's Womb with a View, Oliver Caplan's Symposium, and Tony Solitro's Triangle.
In the 2016-2017 season, Heather appeared in a historic performance of Mark Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock (Sister Mister) with Opera Saratoga, which featured a full orchestration for the first time since its premiere in the 1960s. A professional recording of the production will be available in Spring of 2018. Heather also appears on a professional recording of Light Opera of New York's 2017 production ofThe Island of Tulipatan(Théodorine), which is now available on Spotify. Earlier in the season, Heather appeared in Sinfonietta Nova’sDie Fledermaus (Orlofsky) and completed her graduate studies at Mannes School of Music, where she starred in their productions of Cosi fan tutte (Dorabella) and Dido and Aeneas (Dido).
Other favorite productions from recent years include: Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino), Idomeneo (Idamante), Faust (Siebel), Madama Butterfly (Suzuki), The Most Happy Fella (Cleo), and The Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn).
Heather has worked as a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga, Seagle Music Colony, Opera Company of Middlebury, The CoOPERAtive Program, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, and Bel Canto at Caramoor. She holds a BM in music education from Westminster Choir College and a MM in voice performance from Mannes School of Music.