On stage, Canadian soprano Heather Shaw has performed Lizette in The Widow (Lavallée) and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with Toronto Operetta Theatre, the title role in La Dame Blanche with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Guilietta in Tryptych’s production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Alcino in Prima Donna for the Toronto Fringe Festival. Other roles include Norina for Opera York's production of Don Pasquale, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, The Princess in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Nora in Riders to the Sea, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Thespis, Clarine and Iris in Rameau's Platée, and Daniel in Handel's Susanna. She will be seen in the upcoming premiere of The Rape of the Lock by Michael Purves-Smith, a co-production with Lamarre Unger Dramatic Theatre and Arbor Oak.
In concert, Ms. Shaw has sung as a soloist with the Hamilton Bach Elgar Choir and New Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, in Sing Along Messiah with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Bach Elgar Choir, in Vaughan Williams' Hodie at the Centre in the Square, and in Faure's Requiem with the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Shaw performed in a recital of Schubert songs as part of Viva Voci Concerts' celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Schubert's birth, and has presented solo recitals in Mexico City, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Oakville, Kitchener-Waterloo.
Together with Michael Purves-Smith on harpsichord and Baroque oboe, Ms. Shaw performed a recital of Baroque arias in Mexico City, Kitchener, Ottawa and Waterloo. Mr. Purves-Smith and Ms. Shaw have worked to develop a method of Baroque gesture they believe would have been used in the performance of opera and oratorio in the early 18th century. Ms. Shaw performed two recitals of gestured baroque music as part of Wilfrid Laurier University's "Faculty Concerts at Noon" series.