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About Heather

Heather Youngquist, soprano, has been active in many operatic, oratorio, and recital performances throughout the past several years.  In early 2014, she was engaged as a Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater as the cover of Micaëla in their production of Carmen and as Yum Yum in The Mikado.  In 2014, she also made her debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Chicago based company, Main Street Opera, as well as making her debut with Opera Southwest as the Player Queen the historic New World Premiere of Franco Faccio's Amleto.  In recent years, Heather has been featured as a Resident Opera Artist with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, performing as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto and as Hilja in the North American premiere of their new commissioned work, Rockland.  While a student at Indiana University, Heather performed as Marguerite in Faust, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Tulip in the Collegiate Premiere of A Wedding by William Bolcom.  She also performed in the World Premiere of ¡Unicamente la Verdad! in Bloomington, Indiana.  In 2012, Heather was honored to return to IU Opera Theater as a Guest Artist to sing the role of the Marschallin in their production of Der Rosenkavalier.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Heather has sung as the soprano soloist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in their recent performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, with the Bach Chorale Society, of Lafayette, Indiana, in their performances of Handel’s Messiah and Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, and as the soprano soloist in Vincennes University’s performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass as well as Indiana University’s performance of Rossini’s concert work Le Nozze di Teti e di Peleo

As a recitalist, Heather was engaged by the Holy Transfiguration Skete of Jacob’s Falls, Michigan, to perform Songs of Mary, a recital for soprano and harp, featuring music from all ages with a focus on the life of the Virgin Mary.  Heather returned in the fall of 2012 to perform another recital as a part of their concert series, this time as a member of the professional quartet Aeris Musicae.

Heather received her Bachelor of Music degree for her studies in voice from the University of Iowa.  She was awarded her Master’s Degree in Voice, with a minor in Opera Studies, from Indiana University.  After living in Chicago for several years, she now resides in southeast Iowa with her husband and daughter.