Heather Buck

Heather BuckHEATHER BUCK (soprano) made her Spoleto Festival USA debut in 2007 as the Angel in Dusapin’s Faustus, the Last Night, a role which she will reprise next season at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Her performances this season include Lulu Baines in Elmer Gantry for Florentine Opera; Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Toledo Opera; the title role in The Ballad of Baby Doe for Intermountain Opera; and Gilda in Rigoletto with Nickel City Opera. In the previous season she sang the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with Florentine Opera; Ännchen  in Der Freischütz with Opera Boston; Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance for Indianapolis Opera; and Previn’s Vocalise for Soprano, Solo Cello and Orchestra with Le Poisson Rouge in New York, celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday. Buck made her debut with New York City Opera in the title role of Wuorinen’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories in its world premiere, for which she received the 2005 Kolozsvar Award, recognizing artists who excel at new and unusual repertory.