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Karen Durant



Thursday, 17 March 2005

   Heather Fryer

   Mezzo Soprano


   Photo: Brian Tarr


Heather Fryer was born in Auckland, New Zealand and studied singing from the age of eleven.  Later she gained a double BA (Hons) in Music and History and an MA (Hons) in History from Auckland University.  She moved to the UK in 1976.

Recent operatic roles have included Hata in Bartered Bride for Opera North and Filipievna in Eugene Onegin for Scottish Opera.  For Welsh National Opera she has sung several principal roles in a variety of operas ranging from Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea  and Thisbe in La Cenerentola to Lotinka in the British premiere of Dvorak's The Jacobin and Janacek's From the House of the Dead, both of which were broadcast by BBC Radio 3.  She also sang Brangane in Tristan and Isolde  to critical acclaim at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House.  She has also performed with WNO in many international festivals such as the International May Festival in Wiesbaden, as well as in Lisbon, Dresden, Leipzig, East Berlin and sang Songs of the Auvergne in France.

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