Heidi Elisabeth Meier studied at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater (Academy of Music and Theatre) in Munich and debuted at Theatre Freiburg before becoming a member of the Nuremberg State Opera. In 2012, she joined the ensemble of the ‘Deutsche Oper am Rhein’ in Düsseldorf.

The artist has performed most of Mozart’s celebrated female roles, such as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Sandrina in “La Finta Giardiniera”, Konstanze in “The Abduction from the Seraglio”, Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” and Pamina in “The Magic Flute”, but as well as the Queen of the night, a role she has sung not only in her own company, but also as a guest in the opera houses of Berlin (Komische Oper), Essen, Karlsruhe, Chemnitz, Würzburg, Bonn, Frankfurt/Main and at Munich’s ‘Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz’. Another notable achievement is her interpretation of two Strauss heroines: Zerbinetta and Sophie, the latter also with the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra.
Heidi Elisabeth Meier’s repertoire includes bel canto operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor and La Fille du Régiment (Marie), The Puritans (Elvira), Rigoletto (Gilda), La Bohème (Musetta) and Tales of Hoffmann (Olympia) as well as Baroque roles, for example, Romilda in Stefan Herheim’s sensational production of Xerxes (Handel).

As an eager advocate of contemporary music, Heidi Elisabeth Meier participated in a recording of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Die Jakobsleiter” with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, as well as at the prestigious Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. In 2010, she sang a double role in the first performance of the opera “Das Holzschiff” by Detlef Glanert, an interpretation which among others resulted in her being nominated as “Best Singer of the Year” by the German Broadcasting Corporation “Deutschlandfunk”. In the current season she will sing Rose, the main female protagonist in Elliott Carter’s opera, “What next?”.

Heidi Elisabeth Meier is an accomplished concert singer who frequently interprets the oratorios of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Brahms and Orff. She is regularly invited to perform as a soloist in choral concerts with choirs and orchestras such as the Dresdner Kreuzchor or the Bayerische Landesjugendchor, the NDR Hannover, the Bochumer and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestras in Prague and Brno, the Royal Scottisch National Orchestra in Glasgow, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and at the Osaka Festival in Japan, with conductors including Edo de Vaardt, Christof Perick, Konrad Junghänel, Adam Fischer, Zdeněk Maҁal, Eiji Oue and Sir Neville Marriner.

Heidi Elisabeth Meier is also a passionate singer of Lieder and chamber music, and has sung with the Linos Ensemble and EnsembleKONTRASTE. She was the winner of the Anneliese Rothenberger Competition in 2003, and in 2009 was presented with the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis, an award given by the Bavarian State to exceptionally talented young singers in recognition of their skill and accomplishments.