Mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher is becoming increasingly sought after for her "standout" and "arresting" performances in opera and on the recital stage.
Recent engagements include the world premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare (Margaret, Boston Lyric Opera), The Barber of Seville (Berta; Boston Midsummer Opera), Calixto Bieito's Carmen (Mercedes; Carmen cover, BLO) and Patience (Lady Saphir, Odyssey Opera). Other credits include The Love Potion (Isolt's Mother, BLO), Trouble in Tahiti (Dinah, Metrowest Opera), the New England premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song (Asakir, Boston Opera Collaborative) and the title role in Carmen with Metrowest Opera.
Ms. Gallagher is a recipient of numerous awards and honors. She is a Boston Lyric Opera Emerging Artist Alumna, and a recipient of BLO's 2016 Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence in addition to an Encouragement Award from the Licia-Albanese Puccini Foundation (2011), First Place in the 2015 Peter Elvins Vocal Competition, First Place in Metrowest Opera's 2014 Competition, and a Two Year Fellowship from the Atlantic Music Festival.
In addition to performance, Ms. Gallagher is a private voice teacher and educator. She helped pioneer the thriving Music! Words! Opera! program as a Teaching Artist with Boston Lyric Opera and currently holds teaching positions at Community Music Center of Boston, NEMPAC and St. Brendan's Catholic School in Dorchester. In addition, she has her own thriving private music studio (voice, piano, ukulele) in East Boston. For more information visit www.HeatherAGallagher.com