Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
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About Heidi Skok

Heidi Skok, American-Slovenian Contralto, who is renowned for her portrayal of the fake Medium Madame Flora, helped to save the Tulsa Opera’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium in October, 2023 by jumping in as Madame Flora (Baba) at the last minute without rehearsal, for an ailing colleague. James D. Watts of Tulsa World wrote “Skok has performed the role of Madame Flora in the past, and she gave a well-calibrated performance, carefully revealing the character’s anger and madness without histrionics”. Aaron Beck, Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera, had this to say to the News-Herald about Skok’s performance, “To me, Heidi Skok is the very definition of professionalism and artistry. Tulsa Opera, like many opera companies throughout the world, is indebted to Heidi Skok.” Heidi Skok made her Contralto debut in February of 2023 as Madame Flora with First Coast Opera in St. Augustine, FL to six performances of standing ovations, alongside a stellar cast.

After pursuing a twenty plus year career in the wrong vocal range for her voice as a Soprano, Heidi Skok has now successfully found her way as a Contralto. In her early Soprano career, Skok did yet even still reach some of the highest levels, singing mostly at the Metropolitan Opera in German, Czech, Russian and English operas, and primarily under the direction and baton of Maestro James Levine. Heidi’s performances can also be heard from the MET archives on Sirius XM radio. Skok appeared regionally in such opera houses as Pittsburgh Opera, Wolf Trap, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Skok also sang at the Marlboro and Ravinia Festivals. 


Skok has sung many concerts including such venues as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston and the 92nd Street Y series, along with symphonic appearances including Albany Symphony Orchestra and baroque appearances with Joshua Rifkin. Skok has served on many vocal faculties throughout the country including New England Conservatory, The University of Kentucky, Bennington College, Oberlin College Conservatory and many more.

Skok’s new album with pianist John Simmons, Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, was released on May 31st of 2024 and is available on Apple Music Classical, iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Her soprano recording of Ned Rorem’s Women’s Voices can be found on the Newport Classic label, and is available on Amazon.

Upcoming engagements in 2024 include a performance of Slovenian songs for Slovenian Statehood Day and Farewell Reception for The General Consul of Slovenia, at the Rotunda in Cleveland City Hall on June 6. In addition, Skok will be teaching a Masterclass “Audition Techniques for Today’s Performer” at Nightengale Opera Theatre, Hudson, OH at the Western Reserve Academy on June 16.

Heidi Skok holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University along with three years of the MET Young Artist Program which of course adds to one’s postgraduate pedigree.  

Heidi Skok is the owner and Master Vocal Instructor at Skokstudio Vocal Instruction LLC, helping singers from all over the country both online and in person locally at her studio in Mentor, OH, . Learn more about lessons and coaching with Ms. Skok at skokstudio.org.

 Audio and video recordings of Heidi Skok can be found on the recordings page and on her Youtube channel

Recent Video Recordings

Heidi Skok sings “Weiche, Wotan! weiche!” from Das Rheingold by R. Wagner

Heidi Skok performs Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today”.

Heidi Skok performs “Afraid, Am I Afraid?” from Menotti’s The Medium

Heidi Skok performs Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today”.

Lessons and Coaching

Heidi Skok is the Master Instructor of Skokstudio Vocal Instruction, offering lessons and coaching both in-person in Mentor, OH and online using Zoom.
Learn more at skokstudio.org.


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