Heidi Rae Kalina

(Marthe cover) mezzo-soprano is a native of both Roy and Lewistown, Montana. Heidi Rae received her B. of Music from the U. of Idaho, Moscow. Her performances included Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, and the Duchess in The Gondoliers. She has participated in numerous opera workshops, competitions, and jazz festivals. Ms. Kalina currently resides in Billings, where she has been studying and performing with RO. She appeared as Hansel in Opera Idaho’s Hansel and Gretel school tour, and sang performances on RO’s tour, in her home town. She has also appeared in RO’s Summer Opera Stars Concert. Heidi has recently returned from Los Angeles, where she has been a cast member Baz Luhrmann’s Bohème on Broadway. This fall, she made her company debut as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at Opera San José, where they moved into the new California Theater. In 2005, she will return to Opera San José to sing Mercedes in Carmen.

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