The Swedish/German mezzo soprano/contralto Mae Heydorn, who is resident in the UK, graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction. She made her début at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as The Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen the same year. She has received a number of Awards and is the winner of Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and received first prize in The British Schubert Society’s Song Competition.
Earlier this season Mae Heydorn was awarded the President’s Prize by Dame Gwyneth Jones at the Wagner Society Singing Competition. This concluded a year of working for Glyndebourne on Tour and Grange Park Opera covering the roles of Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw and Polina Pikovaya Dama.
A keen performer of songs and chamber music Mae Heydorn has sung in recital in the Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields, the Oxford Lieder Festival, for the British Schubert Society, and in the Music at Oxford concert series. She has also performed in concert with The English Chamber Orchestra and The Southbank Sinfonia.
With the Isis Ensemble she sang in the world premiere of Exodus in which Jacques Cohen had composed the alto part for her.
Earlier this season she performed Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro, Emilia Otello in St James’s Piccadilly and Mary Der fliegende Holländer for Fulham Opera. Most recently she gave a Lieder Abend in Stuttgart and sang extracts from the roles of Rossweisse, Erde, Fricka in the Rinse Cycle (an introduction to Wagner’s Ring Cycle) with Unexpected Opera at the Charing Cross Theatre.