As a former member of the Metropolitan Operaís Young Artist Development Program, Heidi Skok made her MET debut in 1992 as the Young Shepherd in Tannhauser. At the MET she has also performed in productions of Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos, Rigoletto,
Jenufa, and Brittenís Death in Venice. Most recently, during the 1998-99 MET season, Skok performed as Masha in Tschaikovskyís Queen of Spades conducted by Valery Gergiev, which was featured on PBS Live from Lincoln Center this fall. In addition, during the 1998-99 and 99-00 season, Skok sang in the METís premiere of Arnold
Schoenbergís Moses und Aron as one of the Naked Virgins, with James Levine on the podium.
The soprano has sung Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni  Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, and Fiordiligi in  Cosi fan tutte, all for Wolf Trap Opera, as well as Micaela in Carmen for Pittsburgh Opera and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel for Kansas City Lyric Opera. Miss Skok is renowned as a recital and concert artist, championing new music by American composers of which in the forefront are Martin Hennessy, and Stefania de Kenessey. Skok has participated at the Schubertiade at the 92nd Street Y, with the late baritone, Hermann  Prey. Other New York concert appearances have included Mendelssohnís Midsummer Nightís Dream, also at the 92nd Street Y, Faureís Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and concerts with Positive Music at Weill Recital Hall. The soprano sang Mahlerís Symphony No. 2 with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, and Brahmís Deutche Requiem with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida. She has toured South America in recital and has performed in concert in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Lucca (Italy) Salzburg and Tel Aviv. This past summer, Skok performed at the renowned summer festival Ravinia, in Highland Park, Illinois in the Steans Institute for Young Artists. More recently, Ms. Skok performed songs of Stefania de Kenessey on the Derriere Guard Festival in San Francisco, with other American composers such as Jake Heggie of the San Francisco Opera and Alva Henderson. She also sang a concert in Cleveland with orchestra conducted by Maestro Andrew Bisantz of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Heidi Skok has 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 Roremís Song Cycle of Womenís Voices & Songs of Martin Hennessy was released in 1998 on the Newport Classic label and is selling nationwide and in Canada. Highlights of upcoming engagements include a narrative-concert appearance at the Washington National Cathedral singing songs by American classical composer Stefania de Kenessey, accompanied by the composer and narrated by American author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe. During the 2000-01 opera season, Miss Skok also begins work on a new album of Holiday favorites with orchestra in Cleveland to be released this next season, as well as makes another appearance during the 2000-01 season with the Metropolitan Opera in PARSIFAL conducted by James Levine. Heidi Skok is a 1990 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a 1991 graduate of Tito Capobiancoís Pittsburgh Opera Center at Duquesne, as well as a 1994 alum of the Metropolitan Operaís Young Artist Development Program. 

For more information on Heidi Skok, including where to buy her solo CD, please visit her web site at
http://www.heidiskok.com/