Aspen Music Festival And School

Esther Heideman Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • soprano

Soprano Esther Heideman’s voice has frequently been described as “angelic” and she continues to impress audiences around the world with her dynamic stage presence. In 2000, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Lucia Albanese competition. In 2001, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Heideman has also performed with major orchestras throughout the world, such as the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Boston Baroque, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. She is featured on multiple recordings, including Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Hans Vonk and the St. Louis Symphony, Richard Evans’s Ireland’s Poet-Patriots, and Paulus’s The Three Hermits. Upcoming performances include Christmas with Choral Arts at the Kennedy Center, Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the National Philharmonic, and Thomas Beveridge’s Yizkor Requiem with the New Dominion Chorale. When not performing, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with young performers through lessons and master classes. During the 2020 COVID lockdown, Ms. Heideman provided free music for online funerals and services. 

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO