About Elza

Highlights of Elza van den Heever’s 2018/19 season include concerts in South Africa, Lohengrin (Elsa) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Elektra (Chrysothemis) at the Lyric Opera Chicago, Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Norma (title role) at the Oper Frankfurt, as well as further concerts with Simone Young in Lausanne, with Bertrand de Billy in Berlin, and Kirill Petrenko in Bregenz.

In the 2017/18 season, Ms. van den Heever’s engagements led her to Oper Frankfurt with Il trovatore (Leonora) and Norma, to the Metropolitan Opera with Elektra (Chrysothemis) and to the Opernhaus Zürich with Fidelio (Leonore), as well as to Helsinki and Monte Carlo for concerts under the baton of Simone Young. Highlights of her 2016/17 season included her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, productions of Norma in both Dallas and Toronto, as well as Idomeneo (Elettra) at the Metropolitan Opera, the concert version of Ernani (Elvira) at Oper Frankfurt, and Alcina (title role) in Santa Fe.

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Tune in to Rigoletto from the Met tomorrow

Elza will be the intermission interview for tomorrow night’s Rigoletto radio broadcast {…}

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La Clemenza di Tito at the Met

This spring, Elza van den Heever stars as Vitellia in the classic Ponnelle production of {…}

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Upcoming Performances

MARCH 30, 2019

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

APRIL 3, 6, 11, 1620, 2019

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Vier letzte Lieder

Konzerthaus Berlin


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Featured Video

Maria Stuarda: "Figlia impura di Bolena"

Excerpt from the Act I finale of Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda' at The Metropolitan Opera

Tonight I will be interviewed at intermission during the @metopera radio broadcast of #Rigoletto 📻 Tune in to learn… https://t.co/mwRCSKCOAi

I‘m so happy to be making music again with my dear friend and brilliant conductor @SYoungConductor at… https://t.co/sD89hoI62x