Heather Ireson (Mezzo-Soprano)

Heather Iresson Mezzo-Soprano

Scottish mezzo-soprano Heather Ireson studied Music at the University of Aberdeen, gaining a First Class Honours degree, then at the Royal Northern College of Music for a Master’s of Music in Solo Performance, with Distinction.

Heather was a Scottish Opera Associate Artist for the 2019/20 season, covering Nancy T’ang First Secretary to Mao in Nixon in China by John Adams. Previous engagements for Scottish Opera have included: role of La Suora Infermiera and cover La Suora Zelatrice Il Trittico, cover Witch/Mother Hansel and Gretel Scottish Opera Highlights Spring Tour 2019 and chorus for Eugene Onegin, L’elisir d’amore, Falstaff and Don Giovanni. She was also a recipient of the Scottish Opera John Scott Benevolent Fund Award in 2019.

Other professional engagements include; Cherubino for Opera Bohemia, Mamma Lucia for Paisley Opera, chorus for Glyndebourne Opera Tour 2017 and 2015, chorus for Wexford Festival Opera 2017, Karolka Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera 2017 and chorus for Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2016 and 2015.

Heather has now relocated to Scotland permanently. Future engagements for Heather include chorus and cover Mercédès Carmen for Scottish Opera in 2023. She is delighted to be back in Aberdeen tonight, joining the Aberdeen Bach Choir for their Spring concert.