Ms. Klassen holds a Master of Music Degree with Distinction from Indiana University where she studied with the legendary soprano Virginia Zeani and with whom she continued to work over the span of her career. Ms Klassen acknowledges that it was the greatest privilege of her life to study with one of the greatest acclaimed voices of the 20 century and remaining authorities of Bel Canto.

Over the last 25 years Ms. Klassen has given Master Classes and taught Voice throughout Canada, has held a position as Head of the Voice Department Faculty of Music University of Manitoba, taught as University faculty for a decade, has taught on faculty with Nuova Summer Opera Intensive and continues to teach gifted singers privately.

Ms. Klassen’s particular niche is to bring singers to their peak in vocal technique and thus help them find a sure vehicle for their artist’s expression. Her teaching continues in the line of Italian Bel Canto in the tradition of Virginia Zeani.

As Founder & Artistic Director of The Opera Project Ms. Klassen has produced and directed 18 seasons (1997 - 2015) of concerts and opera productions throughout Canada. The Opera Project has a mandate to train & promote singers and further invites singers to the stage to “Create Sounds that Change the World.”

Ms. Klassen finds it a great privilege and responsibility, source of energy and joy, to pass on her knowledge and love of singing.

To inqure about Private Study with Ms. Klassen, please contact her directly at klassen.heidi@gmail.com.