About Elza

Acclaimed soprano Elza van den Heever brings her signature vocalism and renowned stage presence to celebrated international venues in the 2021/22 season. Her first operatic engagement takes her to San Francisco Opera, marking the house’s return to live performances. She will star as Leonore in Matthew Ozawa's bold new production of Beethoven's Fidelio, led by Eun Sun Kim.

She returns to Staatsoper Berlin as Elsa in Calixto Bieito's production of Lohengrin, stars as the title role in Handel's Rodelinda at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Harry Bicket, and then concludes the season at Opéra national de Paris as Chrysothemis in Robert Carsen's celebrated production of Elektra.

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Berg and Brahms with the Orchestre de Paris and Simone Young

On November 3 and 4, Elza van den Heever will once again join Orchestre de Paris in a {…}

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Wagnerians in Concert on PBS

PBS will broadcast “Wagnerians in Concert” on November 5, showcasing Elza van den {…}

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Upcoming Performances

NOV 30
4, 12, 2021


Staatsoper Berlin


DEC 13, 14, 2021


Staatsoper Berlin


MAR 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 31, 2022


Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

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Featured Video

"Fidelio" Moving Moment, featuring Elza van den Heever

Soprano Elza van den Heever brings to life Leonore’s campaign for justice in San Francisco Opera’s all-new production of “Fidelio,” on stage now through October 30.

Up next - I will revisit the role of Elsa in Wagner’s #Lohengrin at @StaatsoperBLN! I’m looking forward to singing… https://t.co/Os5WSW2waf

I am thrilled to be one of this year’s recipients of the @OPERANEWS Award with my wonderful colleagues… https://t.co/JVl1KqbHfE