Meet Heather Jewson – Mezzo-Soprano
International Mezzo Soprano Heather Jewson enjoys performing on both the Opera and Concert stage. Career highlights include Elgar’s SeaPictures with the Wisconsin Philharmonic (conducted by Maestro Alexander Platt), the Canadian premier of The Sloan’s Project with acclaimed Toronto company Tapestry New Opera, and Five Seasons with the Canadian Opera Company.
Ms. Jewson’s operatic repertoire includes; Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Nicklausse in Tales of Hoffman, Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola Jessica in John Estacio ‘s Frobisher , Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Frau Reich in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (O Nicolai), Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A, Mozart) and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. She has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria, Tapestry Opera, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Aspen Music Festival and Sheffield Symphony Orchestra.
On the concert stage Heather is active in both Oratorio and Recital. Highlights include Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Cantata 137 and Cantata 110. She has appeared as a soloist with the Pax Christi Choral, Toronto International Bach Festival, Mississauga Choral Society and the Stratford Concert Choir. As a recitalist, she and pianist David Eliakis co-created/wrote the program “Tell me the Truth about Love”, which they have performed in a number of venues throughout Toronto and South-western Ontario. She has also appeared with the Aldeburgh Connection and The Stratford Chamber Music Society.
In addition to a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto, Heather also holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, where she was a Major Scholar of the Peter Moores Foundation.
Heather Jewson - voice teacher
Heather has been a private voice teacher and performance coach for nearly 10 years. Her energy, creative teaching style and performance experience allow her to guide her students along the path to achieving their goals.
Heather teaches a wide variety of vocal styles including Classical, Jazz, Pop/Contemporary, Folk and Musical Theatre at all levels, from beginner to advanced singers. She focuses on solid vocal technique, detailed repertoire study and preparation and on learning to tell the story of the song in your own unique voice. Heather’s students have successfully prepared for RCM and Canadian Conservatory Exams, entrance to the Etobicoke School of the Arts and Cawthra Park Secondary School Regional Arts Programs, University Entrance auditions, Open Mic Nights and Professional Recording sessions.
Heather holds a Masters Degree in Music from The University of Toronto, a Postgraduate Diploma in Music and Opera Studies from the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) and a BFA in Music from York University. She has sung throughout North America and Europe as a professional Mezzo-Soprano, and though she is now focused on teacher, she still performs several times a year.