Bibi Heal

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: Yorkshire


Bibi graduated from the University of East Anglia with a First Class degree in Music and completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She has studied with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and currently studies with Sena Larard.
Operatic engagements include Mary Turner in Gershwin Of Thee I Sing, its sequel Let ‘Em Eat Cake and Masha in Shostakovich Paradise Moscow, all for Opera North and Bregenz Festival. Bibi also performed Princess Sofie in the premiere of Jonathan Dove The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi for Opera O.T. Rotterdam, Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro) for Gstaad Festival directed by Barbara Bonney, Will Tuckett’s Wind in the Willows for ROH2, and Gretel (Tansy Davies Elephant and Castle) for Aldeburgh Festival. She has taken part in collaborative projects for Opera North, Kneehigh Theatre, ROH2, The Opera Group, ENO and Forced Entertainment, she toured an award winning Early Years opera for Spitalfields Festival / Early Opera Company, performed extracts of Monteverdi Coronazione di Poppea at Latitude Festival, and sang Cally Spooner’s live installation Damning Evidence for Hayward Gallery / British Art Show 8. This summer she also sang the role of Semele conducted by Julian Perkins.
Bibi’s numerous concert performances span venues including Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Ulster Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Sage Gateshead, Glasgow City Hall, and Brighton Dome. Orchestras include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Ulster Orchestra, Tercia Realidad, and the Europaïsches Barockorchester. She sang Mendelssohn The Dream at The Royal Opera House, Mahler 4th Symphony with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Goodall Eternal Light for Ballet Rambert, Mendelssohn Elijah in Barbican Hall, Mozart Mass in C Minor in York Minster, and Haydn Die Schopfung in Die Konzerthaus, Berlin.