Heather Engebretson is a Juilliard graduate, an award-winner at the renowned Savonlinna Opera Festival as well as a special-award-winner at the “Hans Gabor Belvedere” singing competition in Vienna. In addition to her first opera achievements in the USA, she sang Schubert’s G Major Mass at the Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium as well as Bach’s Magnificat at the Alice Tully Hall in New York.
In Germany, she joined the soloist ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover in 2013, where she extended her repertoire with roles such as Oscar/Un ballo in maschera, Tytania/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jennie/Street Scene, Frasquita/Carmen, and Papagena in The Magic Flute. By the season of 2014/15, she changed to the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she, among other things, performed the roles of Musetta in La Bohème, Violetta in La Traviata, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Euridice in Orpheus und Eurydike.
Her most recent projects include Mozart’s Barbarina in Figaro and Massenet’s Sophie/Werther at the Royal Opera House in London as well as Liù in Turandot at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege.
From the season 2016/17, Heather Engebretson will join the ensemble of the Hamburgische Staatsoper, where her first season will include roles such as Musetta/La Bohème, Ascagne/Les Troyens, and Konstanze/Entführung aus dem Serail. Besides from that she will guest at Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata and at Staatstheater Stuttgart in the title role of Händel’s Alcina.
On the concert stage, she recently gave guest performances at the Dresden Philharmonic as part of Messiah as well as in Carmina Burana with the Dortmund Philharmonic.


General Management

Artist Manager
Boris Orlob
Managing Director 
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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Magnificat
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Fauré Requiem
Händel Messiah
Orff Carmina Burana
Strauss, R. Vier letzte Lieder
Verdi Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Adams Nixon in China Chiang Ch'ing
Bellini La sonnambula Amina
Berg Lulu Lulu
Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict Héro
Britten The Turn of the Screw Flora
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Adina
  Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia
Gounod Roméo et Juliette Juliette
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Gretel
Massenet Manon Manon
  Werther Sophie
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Konstanze
  Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
  Idomeneo Ilia
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Antonia
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Lauretta
  La Bohème Musetta
  Turandot Liù
Strauss, R. Arabella Fiakermilli
  Ariadne auf Naxos Echo
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Anne Trulove
Verdi La traviata Violetta
  Rigoletto Gilda
  Un ballo in maschera Oscar
Wagner Das Rheingold Freia
  Götterdämmerung Woglinde
  Siegfried Waldvogel


Between Elbphilharmonie and Staatsoper
In addition to the role of Konstanze / Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Staatstheater Kassel, Heather Engebretson will take on roles in various productions at Staatsoper Hamburg as well. Not only will she perform in Les Troyens / Ascagne and Carmen / Frasquita at the end of the season, she will also be singing third soprano in Mahler’s 8th Symphony under the baton of Kent Nagano in the newly opened Elbphilharmonie on April 28th and 30th as well as May 1st and 3rd.



Werther / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / 19.06.16 /

"a bright clear soprano" 

Così fan tutte / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 04.11.15 /

"Zum Niederknien schön" 

La traviata / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 09.03.15 / 

"weiss sich zu behaupten" 
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