Maria Hegele


German mezzo-soprano Maria Hegele graduated in 2021 from the Royal College of Music’s Opera
Studio, where she studied under the tutelage of Dinah Harris and Veronica Vesey-Campbell. Prior to this,
she graduated from the Mozarteum University Salzburg, having completed her bachelors and masters
degrees under Barbara Bonney.
Maria’s operatic roles include Conception in Ravel’s L’heure espagnol, Lisetta in Haydn’s Il mondo della
luna, Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mercédès in Bizets Carmen and Cherubino in
Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. She adores working on song and therefore participated in masterclasses
with Ann Murray, Wolfgang Holzmair, Angelika Kirchschlager and Brigitte Fassbaender. As a Samling
Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Heidelberger Frühling Scholar and Imogen Cooper Music
Trust Scholar she has had the opportunity to fully immerse herself in her art being taught by outstanding
artists. She won prizes in several competitions such as the first prize at the Claude Debussy Chamber
Music Competition in 2018, the third prize in the Lies Askonas Competition in 2021 and 2022, the fourth
prize and the award for best sacred aria in the Mozart Singing Competition.
Maria is grateful to be supported by several institutions such as Walter und Charlotte Hamel Stiftung
Hannover, Siow Furniss and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Outside of singing, Maria enjoys many
wholesome hobbies such as gardening, playing volleyball and reading (preferred) melancholic books.

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