Heidi Skok is a gifted “diagnostician” and a solid and knowledgeable technician for ALL voice types and many diverse genres. She has successfully helped many singers make fach transitions. This was due to her own unique transitional experience from a twenty year veteran soprano, twelve years spent at the Metropolitan Opera, to mezzo-soprano. Heidi specializes in solving vocal difficulties and has deep insight into how a voice should function and sound.In addition, Ms. Skok has garnered a reputation amongst the larger-sized voices, having had singers place top rank at the Wagner Society of D.C. and the Liederkranz in NYC. Ms. Skok has proven herself to be most knowledgeable with the advancement of these larger voices. Through her own organization, RESONANZ, Ms. Skok does seek to aid the larger voice with financial support.
Heidi Skok’s students sing at such opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Leipzig Oper, New York City Opera (now defunct), Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and Glyndebourne. She has students touring on Broadway, most recently with Damn Yankees and Hairspray.Learn More
Heidi Skok is having success now as a mezzo-soprano. A recent review from her performance with the Octavo Singers in Schenectady, NY of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus stated that “Skok’s darker-hued tones shaped her phrases.” May, 2013
-The Daily Gazette
“…with Skok milking every consonant and ratcheting up the drama. She’s a talented singer who knows how to sell. ” (Re: The Deepest Desire, Jake Heggie) Feb, 2014
-The Albany Times Union
Upcoming engagements include Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning with the Saint Rose Madrigals, Giulio Cesare (Handel) singing Sesto, and a Messiah in 2014 with the Octavo Singers.
As a former soprano, Heidi won numerous awards and prizes including The Sullivan Award from Opera America, the Opera Index, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she was a Semi-finalist for the 1997 Birgit Nilsson Prize. Her solo CD album of Ned Rorem’s Song Cycle of Women’s Voices & Songs of Martin Hennessy was released in 1998 on the Newport Classic label and is sold internationally, easily found on Amazon in particular.Listen Here