Soprano Olivia Heinrich currently studies classical vocal performance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst under Professor William Hite, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Olivia has a particular love for Baroque music, as well as early English and medieval literature. She hopes to pursue both opera and concert work in her career. She also wishes to continue traveling in pursuit of musical and cultural experience, although the Pioneer Valley remains one of her favorite places. In the summer of 2019, Olivia attended the Berlin Opera Academy in Berlin, Germany, performing the role of Ruth Putnam in The Crucible, by Robert Ward, and covering the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Olivia's favorite role that she has played thus far is Belinda, in Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas. Her other roles include the Dew Fairy in Hansel und Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck, and Le Rossignol in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. Olivia will be graduating in 2020, and is excited to close her time at UMass with a solo recital this Spring. In her free time, she can be found caring for the goats and chickens on her family’s farm in Connecticut, or performing at open mic nights and karaoke with her friends.