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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Lohengrin in Vienna

From October 23 – November 7, Elza van den Heever stars as Elsa in Wagner’s {…}

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Norma in Frankfurt

Felice Romani, the librettist for Bellini’s greatest masterpiece, Norma, was {…}

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Upcoming Performances

DEC 17, 18, 2018


Salle Métropole


February 2, 6, 10, 14, 18 & 22, 2019

Strauss: Elektra

Lyric Opera


MARCH 30, 2019

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Metropolitan Opera

New York City, NY

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Maria Stuarda: "Figlia impura di Bolena"

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

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