On Sunday 14th June 2020 at the Birch Hotel Haywards Heath, we were supposed to welcome Mae Heydorn, but sadly Covid had other ideas!
Mezzo-alto Mae Heydorn graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as an Anglo-Swedish Society scholar and made her Glyndebourne Festival début the same year as the Woodpecker in The Cunning little Vixen.
Recent roles include Katisha in The Mikado, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.
An avid performer of contemporary repertoire Mae has been a soloist in Hans Werner Henze’s Voices at the Barbican Hall. She performed the role of Queen Elizabeth in the UK premiere of Robert Mansell’s Love in the Life of Shakespeare and sang the world premiere of the cantata The Exodus Fragment by Jacques Cohen, in a part specially written for her.
A native German and Swedish speaker, Mae's song recital as well as standard oratory and chamber music repertoire includes engagements with the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and Barbican Hall.
The above has been extracted from maeheydorn.com where much more about Mae can be found.