Estonian soprano Mirjam Mesak is currently a member of the Ensemble at Bayerische Staatsoper. In their 20/21 season she will perform the roles Dama di Lady Macbeth Macbeth, Musetta La Bohéme, 1st Nymph Rusalka, Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos, Freia Rheingold and Nella Gianni Schicchi. 

Recent engagements include roles such as Iolanta Iolanta, Juliette Die Tote Stadt, Papagena Die Zauberflöte, Esmeralda Die verkaufte Braut,  Erste Geist/Erste Uhr Karl V, Taumännchen Hänsel und Gretel (Bayerische Staatsoper), Mimi La Bohéme (Clonter Opera), Blanche de la Force Dialogues of the Carmelites (GSMD), to name a few. 

Mirjam was born in 1990 in Tallinn and graduated in 2006 from The Music School of Tallinn, playing the piano. She received both her Bachelors’ and Masters degree in voice from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a First Class Honours under the tutelage of Prof. Rudolf Piernay. She was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio from 2018-2020.


Mirjam has worked with the finest singers and coaches including Helmut Deutch, Graham Johnson, Edith Wiens, Birgitta Fassbender, Eugene Asti, Julius Drake, Stephan Loges. Mirjam has performed as a soloist in several of London’s renowned concert halls such as the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall (including as part of the LSO’s This is Rattle festival), and Wigmore Hall.


Mirjam’s studies were generously supported by Help Musicians UK, Estonian Students Fund and Guildhall School Trust. In 2019 she was awarded with the Bavarian Art Prize in the section Performing Arts (Bayerische Kunstdörderpreis in Der Sparte Darstellende Kunst).  

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