About Elza

“Blessed with a plush, dramatic voice capable of formidable power and dazzling high notes …” (Associated Press) soprano Elza van den Heever brings her signature vocalism and renowned stage presence to celebrated international venues in the 2016/17 season.

Ms. van den Heever returns to the Canadian Opera Company in the fall, starring in the title role of Bellini’s masterpiece, Norma. She previously scored a triumph in her depiction of one of the most demanding operatic heroines in the canon, garnering praise from audiences and critics alike at Opéra National de Bordeaux: “The virtuosity of Ms. van den Heever is breathtaking throughout the performance…coloratura at the top of the range, with stunning maturity in the lower range. With her controlled virtuosity, Elza van den Heever had the audience anxiously awaiting every note.” (Bachtrack)

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‘Norma’ at Dallas Opera

Following her tremendous success in New York as Elettra in Idomeneo, Elza van den Heever {…}

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‘Idomeneo’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Elza van den Heever stars in the virtuosic role of Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the {…}

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Upcoming Performances

April 21, 23, 26 & 29, 2017

Bellini: Norma

The Dallas Opera

Dallas, TX

June 9 & 11, 2017

Verdi: Requiem

Opéra National de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

November 26, 30
3, 8, 13, 2017


Opernhaus Zürich


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RT @whats_opera_doc: New blog post! Why I ❤️ Mozart disguised as a review of Idomeneo; @polenzanitenor, @elzasoprano et al were terrific. h…

RT @apoarenas: @elzasoprano Wow! Wow! Wow! You obviously loved your role as Elettra. You were glowing from beginning to the convulsive end.…