Mae Heydorn


An Anglo-Swedish Society scholar, Mae Heydorn studied at the Guildhall School of Music and made her operatic debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the role of Woodpecker/The Cunning Little Vixen.

Further roles include Polina/Pikovaya Dama (Grange Park cover); Mrs Grose/The Turn of the Screw, and Bianca/The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne covers). 

Mae is the winner of the Swedish Wagner Society’s Award 2019 and the recipient of the London Wagner Society’s Audience Prize in 2016 and President’s Prize in 2014.

Recent engagements with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company earned her a nomination for the Entertainment Views Award and a 5 star rating by the Daily Mail for her interpretation of Mad Margaret/Ruddigore

A Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award winner, Mae sings with orchestras throughout the UK including the ROS at St John’s Smith Square and the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.

An accomplished Lied and art song interpreter Mae won 1st Prize at the Schubert Society’s Lied Duo Competition and she sings in recital across the UK and Europe including the Oxford Lieder Festival.

Longborough debut: Erda/Das Rheingold

Recent engagements: Brangäne/Isolde! (Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford); Waltraute/Götterdämmerung (St John’s Smith Square)

Future engagements: Phoebe/The Yeomen of the Guard, Katisha/The Mikado and Ruth/The Pirates of Penzance in the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival and Tour