Mike Heitmann

Mike H.

West Point, NY

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Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
2011

As a performer, I take pride in providing moving performances. One of my passion projects is making classical music more accessible through recital work and retranslating music into modern English. My work often combines stand up comedy and music to help other see that classical music is actually really cool when done right. I also have a real passion for jazz, as it is one of the most thrilling to perform.

Experience

Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Librettist
Oct 2016 - Present
Private Company

We perform condensed versions of operas in modern English in non-traditional venues. We also take on cultural issues whenever possible. I've written translations for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Carmen, and La belle Hélène, and co-wrote La bohème.

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Freelance Singer and Librettist
Sep 2012 - Present
Private business

Teaching Artist
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Seattle Opera

Performed in opera outreach tours all over Washington State as Prince Paulo in Cinderella en Espãna, and Coyote/Frog/Tayil in the Our Earth Trilogy. I also performed as Papageno/Sarastro in previews of The Magic Flute

Mainstage Chorus
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Seattle Opera

Performed in Aida, Beatrice and Benedict, Le comte Ory, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Maria Stuarda, and Nabucco

Education

Master of Music - Voice Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
University of Idaho
Bachelor of Musical Arts - Jazz Studies
Jun 2002 - Dec 2008
Brigham Young University - Idaho

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Latin
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Jun 2015

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

Don Giovanni's serenade, Don Giovanni, Operamuse, 2018

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Love in the Time of Tinder recital, 2017

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Prince Paulo, Cinderella en España, Seattle Opera, 2017
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