About Brigitte

A versatile singer, classically trained in opera, mezzo-soprano Brigitte Heuser is also at home on the concert stage performing songs and cabaret.  She was born in New Zealand and began her classical vocal studies there.  She went on to study in Australia and Wales. She speaks fluent English and German and is a New Zealand and German national.

Brigitte has performed opera, cabaret and has appeared on the concert stage in Germany, Norway, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales. Her performances across Australasia and Europe include the New Zealand Opera, Opernloft Hamburg, the International Foundation for Arts and Culture in Tokyo Japan, and at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She was a founding member of the highly successful operatic ensemble The Cast performing in large theatres right across Europe.  She has been the soloist at many special events including the Opening of the Barents Spektakkel Arts Festival in Norway and ANZAC Day commemorations in Berlin.

Brigitte gained her operatic training at the Australian Opera Studio and holds a Masters of Arts in Performance Voice from the Wales International Academy of Voice. She is now based in Perth, Australia.  

Vocal Education

  • 2012 Master of Arts (Advanced Vocal Studies), Wales International Academy of Voice.
  • 2009 – 2010 Emerging Artist, New Zealand Opera. Australian Opera Studio
  • 2008 Australian Opera Studio. Artistic Director: Gregory Yurisich. Teacher: Anthea Moller
  • 2007 Bachelor of Music (1st Class Honours) Victoria University, New Zealand School of Music.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballé
  • Creative New Zealand Scholarship
  • New Zealand Opera Circle 100 Award
  • Les and Sonia Andrews Cultural Foundation Scholarship
  • New Zealand Young Performer of the Year Competition – Winner

Roles Performed

  • Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte  – Mozart
  • Idamante, Idomeneo – Mozart
  • Annio, La Clemenza di Tito – Mozart
  • Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro  – Mozart
  • Papagena, Third Lady, Die Zauberflöte – Mozart  
  • Maddalena, Rigoletto – Verdi  
  • Flora, La Traviata – Verdi
  • Mercedes, Carmen – Bizet
  • Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss jnr
  • Stephano, Romeo & Juliette – Gounod   
  • Olga, Eugene Onegin  – Tchaikovsky          
  • Hänsel, Hänsel und Gretel – Humperdinck        
  • The Mother, Mavra – Stravinsky                                         
  • Aloes, L’Ètoile – Chabrier                    
  • Jenny Diver, Threepenny Opera – Weill           
  • Susan, The Genteel Pigeons – Drummond
  • Tessa, The Gondoliers  – Gilbert and Sullivan