Thomas Heyer, Part I: International Tenor and Professor of Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Anthony Plog on Music

Jul 23 2022 • 32 mins

Thomas Heyer is a Professor of Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. Recognized as one of the top voice teachers in Europe, his students sing in major opera houses throughout Europe. As a tenor he has sung throughout Europe, in addition to North America and Africa.

In the first part of our conversation, I ask Thomas about the arc of his career, first as a singer and then as a teacher, the beginning of which was different from that of most singers and teachers. We then discuss in depth his approach to teaching and the main areas where he focuses his concentration... vocal cords, resonance, and support, and how to bring these into balance.