The German-born English lyric soprano, was born to a German father and English mother. She spent her childhood outside Munich, and adolescent years near Paris, where she discovered her love for singing and the theatre. She held a choral scholarship at Girton College, Cambridge University, where she studied languages. This experience proved invaluable as Miranda now speaks five languages fluently. She continued to study singing privately with Jennifer Partridge. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Postgraduate degree with distinction in December 2012. Whilst at the Guildhall School, she studied with Theresa Goble and is currently studying with Susan Waters. She is generously supported by the Nicholas Boas Trust.
As well as giving recitals in European song throughout her time at Cambridge, Miranda Heldt was a soloist in many oratorio concerts, including W.A. Mozartís Requiem and Coronation Mass. She was selected to attend the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence for one year, where she studied singing with Elena Cecchi-Fedi, and took part in various master-classes. In August 2013 she was invited to take part in the Master-classes of Helena Lazarska at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg.
Recent and future performances include: Dido in Dido & Aeneas by Purcell with Ad Parnassum (London, Venice and at the Goethetheater, Bad Lauchstädt); Clorinda in Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi (The Wallace Collection); Cantata Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 by J.S. Bach (staged); St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach (staged at The National, director Jonathan Miller); Yellow in Danny Saleebís Tête à Tête; Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart with L'offerta musicale (Venice; St Paul's, Covent Garden, St George's, Bristol, Norwich Assembly Hall); Lobgesang by Felix Mendelssohn with Britannia Chorus; Ostro Picta and Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi with Armonico Consort (Soloist), Great Malvern; Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) by J.S. Bach with Platinum Consort/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (King's Place).