Heather Gallagher’s work has been hailed as “standout” (Lawrence A. Johnson, The Miami Herald), “vivid and convincing” Angelo Mao, Boston Classical Review and “great fun”, Jim Lowe, the Barre Montpellier Times. Credits include, La Tragedie de Carmen (Carmen, Seaglass Opera), Whaling Women (Ruth Post, world premiere, Seaglass Opera), the grammy nominated recording of Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Soraya, BMOP), Patience (Lady Saphir, Odyssey Opera) and Ourland (The Policewoman, world premiere, San Jose Chamber Orchestra). Ms. Gallagher is an Emerging Opera Alumnus with Boston Lyric Opera where she performed a number of comprimario roles, including Mercedes in director Calixto Bieitos staging of Carmen (San Francisco Opera). As a creator and producer she has mounted a number of successful pandemic era productions online and in person through Cultural Wasteland with the help of dramaturg, Peter Schiepers. CW productions include, The Heart Cannot Hold, Letters from New York: the Music of Chris DeBlasio, Britten + Auden, “Crazy B&%ch!”: Classical Music’s Difficult Women, Tom Lehrer for President: An Election Eve Cabaret and a chamber concert version of Das Lied von der Erde. Ms. Gallagher is a soloist in the all professional ensemble at First Church Boston under the direction of Gigi Mitchell Velasco. In her spare time she enjoys baking, biking and creating a fumetti photo style running comic called, Les Familles des Animaux.
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"Heather Gallagher as Despina was the standout in the cast...Her seasoning showed in her comedic flair and confidence; Gallagher tossed off her two arias with panache and proved quite hilarious in Despina's masquerades."
-Lawrence A. Johnson, The Miami Herald Review of Cosi fan tutte
Neither Dinah nor Sam was written to evoke much sympathy—both skipped their kid’s play—and both were stubborn narcissists.But their fencing and feigning were depicted in robust style by Heather Gallagher and Joshua Miller.
-Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer, Trouble in Tahiti