The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called mezzo-soprano Heather Witt “the kind of singer you hope to hear - talented, alert... a singer with a future.” Ms. Witt is known for her portrayal of a wide array of opera’s most notable mezzo-soprano characters, including: Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette, Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann (FIO, Brazil), Dryad in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Principessa in Suor Angelica, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Second Lady and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Elmire in Tartuffe, Mauya in Riders to the Sea, Mrs. Nolan in The Medium, Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring, Meg in Falstaff, Sally in Hand of Bridge, and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, among many others.
Most recently Heather Witt performed in the debut of a fully staged production of Hans Eisler's Hollywood Songbook (Songfest). The L.A. Times called her performance “uniformly impressive." She also performed as a guest artist for the University of Georgia’s production of Gianni Schicchi, performing the role of Zita. Some of her other notable roles are Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Phobia in La Pizza con Funghi, Maddalena in a highlights production of Rigoletto with Northwinds Symphonic Band (Gainesville, GA), and the alto soloist for Handel's Messiah with the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (Anderson, SC).
Ms. Witt has shown her versatility in musical theater and pop music. She has performed with Big Mike Geier and the Kingsized Orchestra and was a founding member of Mr. Blue Sky which was featured in the pilot television show “Sounds of the Underground.” She was heralded by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as “A delightful standout... splendid as the operatic armoire” in Beauty and the Beast. A few of her other roles include The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music and Yonah in Children of Eden.
Ms. Witt won first place in Georgia State University’s Bauru Atlanta Competition (2011), was an Emerging Artist at St. Petersburg Opera (FL) in 2011, and also attended the prestigious Opera Division at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy (2005). In 2013, Ms. Witt made her South American debut with Festival of International Opera of the Americas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From 2006 to 2009, she was a member of the world-renowned Atlanta Opera Chorus, and has been a featured soloist for many Atlanta Opera events and collaborations.
Heather Witt is also an esteemed oratorio and concert soloist, and is a staff soloist at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Ms. Witt completed her undergraduate studies in Music at Millikin University (Decatur, IL), and received a Masters in Voice from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA).