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Ingrid Heyn

Ingrid Heyn - lyric-dramatic coloratura soprano

Vocal range: F3 (174 Hz) to A6 (1760 Hz), more than 3 octaves (including the notorious "top F").

Ingrid Heyn, whose voice is that of a lyric dramatic coloratura, encompasses a huge variety in her operatic roles and concert repertoire. She made her debut with La Grand Musique in the rôle of Mademoiselle Silberklang (in Der Schauspieldirektor by Mozart), and thereafter performed with various companies as Violetta (in Verdi’s La Traviata), as Mimi (in a concert version of the first act of Puccini’s La Bohéme), as Angèle Didier (in Lehár’s Der Graf von Luxemburg), triumphed as Susanna (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) in numerous performances, and then took on the rôle of the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Current roles studied and performed in part include Lucia di Lammermoor, Lakmè, Konstanze, Alcina (Handel), Cleopatra (Handel), to name but a few.

Her concert repertoire is enormous, encompassing French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czechoslovakian, Swiss, etc., Lieder and other art songs, as well as most of the solo repertoire from the sacred and secular works of Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and more. She specialises in the performance of Early Music (Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Purcell, Dowland, etc.), yet her approach to later music (the classical, the Romantic, and early 20th Century works) is equally as meticulous and apt. Ingrid Heyn’s delight in so many genres is matched only by her excellent musicianship and deeply emotional interpretations.

Italian Arias


La Traviata – Violetta (role)
Rigoletto – Gilda (role)
Un ballo in maschera – Saper vorreste; Morro, ma prima in grazia
Otello – Ave Maria
Il Trovatore – Tacea la notte placida
Atilla – Santo di patria… Allor che I forti corrono… Da te questo or m’è concesso
Ernarni – Surta è la notte… Ernani! Ernani, involami
I Vespri Siciliani – Mercé, dilette amiche
Falstaff – Sul fil d’un soffio etesio


Le Nozze di Figaro – Susanna (role) & much of the Countess’s music
Mitridate re di Ponte – much of the role of Aspasia
Così fan tutte – Despina & Fiordiligi's arias, and Fiordiligi’s duets
Don Giovanni – Donna Anna (role) & Zerlina (most of the role)
La finta semplice – Senti leco
La finta giardiniera – Sandrina's arias & the soprano-tenor duet
Idomeneo – Ilia's arias & Elettra's arias
Il Re Pastore – Most of the soprano arias & duets for both Aminta & Elisa
Various other arias from Mozart's operas
Most of the Mozart concert arias


La sonnambula – most of the role of Amina)
Norma – some of the role of Norma, including Casta diva and the stunning duet with Adalgisa
I Puritani – Ah rendetemi ... Qui la voce (most of the role of Elvira)
I Capuleti ed i Montecchi – Eccomi ... Oh quante volte
Bianca e Fernando – Sorgi, o padre


Lucia di Lammermoor – Lucia (role)
Linda di Chamounix - O luce di quest' anima ; Duets with tenor
Don Pasquale – Norina (most of the role)
La figlia del reggimento – Marie (most of the role)
Anna Bolena – most of Anna’s arias & the wonderful duet scene between Anna and Giovanna


Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Una voce poco fà
Il Conte Ory – La comtesse Adèle (most of the role)
L'Assedio di Corinto – Giusto ciel!
Semiramide – Bel raggio
Tancredi – various of Amenaide's arias


La Bohème – Mimi (role)& Musetta (much of the role)
Manon Lescaut – In quelle trine morbide
Madame Butterfly – Butterfly (most of the role)
Gianni Schicchi – O mio babbino caro
Turandot – Liu's arias
Tosca – Vissi d'Arte, Vissi d'Amore & the duet “Mario...Mario”
La Rondine – Che il bel sogno di Doretta


Giulio Cesare – Cleopatra (role)
Alcina – Alcina (most of the role)
Rinaldo – Venti turbini, Cara sposa & the role of Almirena, including the gorgeous Lascia ch'io pianga
Serse – Ombra mai fu & Va godendo
Further arias and duets from various operas


Il Bajazet – Sposa son disprezzata
La Griselda – Agitata da due venti
Various other arias and duets from both opera and sacred works

French Operatic Repertoire


Carmen – Micaëla's aria
Le pêcheurs de perles (The Pearlfishers) – Leïla (most of role, incl. Comme autre fois)


Louise – Depuis le jour


Lakmè – Lakmè (role)


Roméo et Juliette – Ah! Je veux vivre, & duets with tenor
Faust – Jewel song, other excerpts


Manon – Manon (role)
Thaïs – (most of the role)
Le Cid – Pleurez, pleurez


Alceste – Divinites du Styx
Orphée et Eurydice – Various arias


Dinorah – Ombre légère (The Shadow Song)
L’Étoile du Nord – Catherine’s two arias
Gli Ugonotti (Les Huguenots) – The arias for Margeurite


Les Contes D’Hoffmann – Most of the music for all three heroines, including the Doll Song

German Operatic Repertoire


Zaide – Zaide (role, incl. the gorgeous aria “Ruhe sanft”)
Der Schauspieldirektor – Mlle Silberklang & Mme Herz (roles)
Die Zauberflöte – Queen of the Night & Pamina (roles)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail – Konstanze & Blonde (roles)

Richard Strauss

Capriccio – Kein andres, das mir so im Herzen loht
Daphne – Transfiguration scene
Ariadne auf Naxos – Zerbinetta (most of the role)
Der Rosenkavalier – Various arias and duets for the Marschallin & Sophie


Die tote Stadt – Glück, das mir verblieb

Otto Nicolai

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor – Nun eilt herbei


Der Freischütz – Arias & duet for Agathe & Ännchen

Other Operatic Repertoire


Rusalka – Song to the Moon

Samuel Barber

Antony and Cleopatra – Give me my robe


Prince Igor – Yaroslavna’s Lament


Eugene Onegin – Tatiana's Letter Scene


War and Peace – Kakoe pravo oni imieiut (Natasha's aria)

German Lieder

Hugo Wolf

All of the Mörike Lieder suitable for women
Most of the Lieder in the Italian & Spanish songbooks
Most of the Eichendorff Lieder
Some of the Goethe Lieder


Heidenröslein; Die Forelle; Suleika I & II; Ganymed; many others.


Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht; Wie Melodien; Vergebliches Ständchen; Von ewiger Liebe; Botschaft; Ständchen; Och, mod'r, ich will en Ding han; Unbewegte laue Luft; Am Sonntag Morgen; Immer leise wird mein Schlummer; many more.


Auf Flügeln des Gesanges; Suleika I & II; Neue Liebe; Nachtlied; many more.


Widmung; Mondnacht; Stille Tränen; Mein schöner Stern! ; Die Lotosblume; Der Nussbaum; Du bist wie eine Blume; many more.

R. Strauss

Morgen; Befreit; all of Op. 68; Ständchen; Allerseelen; Freundliche Vision; Zueignung; Ich trage meine Minne; Ruhe, meine Seele!; Heimliche Aufforderung; Kling!; 4 last songs; An die Nacht; many more.


Abendempfindung; Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte; Der Zauberer; Das Veilchen; Die kleine Spinnerin; Das Lied der Trennung; many more.

French Songs (Chansons et mèlodies)


L’invitation au voyage; La vie antérieure; Chanson triste; more.


Clair de lune; Les Roses d’Ispahan; Notre amour; Après un rêve; many more.


Le colibri; Les papillons; Le temps des lilas; La nuit (duet); Le reveil (duet); many more.


Die drei Zigeuner; Oh quand je dors!; Die Lorelei; more.


Pantomime; Clair de lune; Pierrot; Apparition; 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé; Fêtes galantes; Ariettes oubliées; many more.


Soupir; Placet futile; Kaddish; Schéhérazade; Manteau de fleurs; Quel galant m’est comparable?; Chanson des ceuilleuses de lentisques; Tripatos; many others.


Les filles de Cadix; various duets.


La diva de l’Empire; more.

Spanish Songs


Canciones clásicas españolas incl. Chiquitita la novia; La mi sola, Laureola; Del cabello mas sutil; more.

Manuel de Falla

Siete canciones populares españolas incl. Polo; Asturiana; more.


Cuatro madrigales amatorios incl. De donde venis, Amore?; De los alamos vengo, madre; more.


El majo discreto; El majo timido; El tra la la y el punteado; Elegie eterna; more.

English Songs

William Walton

Daphne, Through gilded trellises, Old Sir Faulk; more.

Benjamen Britten

Fish in the unruffled lake; O waly waly; more.

Michael Head

The singer; Birdsong; The piper; Sweet chance; more.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Silent noon; It was a lover and his lass; more.

Armstrong Gibbs

Silver; Summer night; more.

Ivor Gurney

Sleep; 5 Elizabethan songs; The singer; The cloths of heaven; more.

Henry Bishop

Lo, here the gentle lark; Shall he upbraid; more.

Italian Songs


Vaga luna; Malinconia, ninfa gentile; Per pietà, bell' idol mio; more.


Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene; Ne ornera la bruna chioma; A mezzanotte; more.


La promessa; La regata Veneziana; Mi lagnero tacendo; more.


Terra e mare; Ninna-Nanna; Sole e amore; more.


Il bacio; more.

Russian & Czechoslovakian Songs


Ne poi, krasavita, pri mne; Zdes hauraushau; vocalise; more.


Was I not a little blade of grass?; None but the lonely heart; The Nightingale; The Cuckoo; Behind the Window; more.


Plenivshis rozoy solovey (The Nightingale); Nimfa (The Nymph); Zvonche zhavoronka penye (The Lark Sings Louder)


Gypsy Songs; Moravian Duets; more.


The Russian Nightingale.

Oratorios, Cantatas, Passions, Motets


Exsultate, jubilate; Great Mass in C Minor (soprano arias & duet); Requiem (soprano arias); more.

J. S. Bach

St. Matthew Passion (soprano arias); St. John Passion (soprano arias); Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; many more.


Messiah (soprano arias); Joshua (soprano arias); Samson (soprano arias); Laudate pueri Dominum; many others.



The Merry Widow – Hanna (arias & duets) incl. Vilja-Lied
Giuditta – Giuditta (role) incl. Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß; In einem Meer von Liebe
Der Zarewitsch – Einer wird kommen; other arias
Friederike – Friederike (arias)
Paganini – Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden
Der Graf von Luxemburg – Angèle Didier (role)
Zigeunerliebe – Hör’ ich Cymbalklänge

Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus – arias and duets for Rosalinde and Adele
Der Zigeunerbaron – Saffi (role) incl. So elend und so treu...O habe acht
Casanova – Nuns’ Chorus


Der Favorit – Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein


Boccaccio – Hab’ ich nur deine Liebe


Die Dubarry – Ich schenk mein Herz
Die Bettelstudent – Höchste Lust und tiefstes Leid


Der Vogelhändler – Ich bin der Christel von der Post; Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol
Der Obersteiger – Sei nicht bös


Clivia – Ich bin verliebt
Prinzessin Nofretete – Fata Morgana


Gräfin Mariza – Höre ich Zigeunergeigen
Die Csárdásfürstin – O jag’ dem Glück nicht nach


Balkanliebe – Leise erklingen Glocken vom Campanile


La Périchole – various songs & arias

Musical Comedy, etc.

George Gershwin – Summertime; My man's gone now (Porgy & Bess); By Strauss; Boy Wanted; Fascinating Rhythm, etc.
Cole Porter – Night and day; In the still of the night; I've got you under my skin; Find me a primitive man; I hate men; So in love; Wunderbar; many more.
Irving Berlin – Let's face the music and dance; Cheek to cheek; Blue skies; Always; more.
Jerome Kern – Can't help lovin' dat man (Showboat); I'm old fashioned; The way you look tonight; The last time I saw Paris; A fine romance; more.
Noel Coward – Zigeuner; I’ll see you again; Someday I’ll find you; Nina; more.
Romberg – Desert Song, The Sabre Song, Romance (Desert Song); more.
Borodin – And this is my beloved (Kismet).
Lerner & Loewe – Just you wait; I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady).
Victor Herbert – Art is calling ( The Enchantress); Italian Street Song (Naughty Marietta).
Bernstein – Glitter and be gay (Candide).

Early Music

Monteverdi solo madrigals and cantatas, as well as arias from his operas; 2-part madrigals & duets
Purcell songs and duets (including role of Dido in Dido and Aeneas)
Dowland songs
Handel arias and duets
Luzzaschi madrigals, including arias
Vivaldi arias, cantatas, and motets
Arie antiche, incl. Caro mio ben, O cessate di piagarmi, Amarilli.
Various early music pieces by Lotti, Caccini, Strozzi, Rossi & many more.

Various Other Pieces

Concerto for Soprano-coloratura (Gliere)
Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 (Villa-Lobos)
Various pieces from a number of genres.

This list is not comprehensive, but gives a good overview of Ingrid Heyn's repertoire.

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