About Elza

“Blessed with a plush, dramatic voice capable of formidable power and dazzling high notes …” (Associated Press), acclaimed soprano Elza van den Heever brings her signature vocalism and renowned stage presence to celebrated international venues in the 2017/18 season.

She sings the beloved role of Leonora in a new production of Verdi's Il trovatore at Oper Frankfurt to launch the season, followed by Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Helsinki Philharmonic. She remains in Europe to sing Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio at the Opernhaus Zürich, and performs selections by Beethoven with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, led by Simone Young. Returning to the Metropolitan Opera stage in the spring of 2018, Ms. van den Heever will debut as Chrysothemis in Strauss' Elektra, and she completes the season at Oper Frankfurt in the title role of Bellini's Norma.

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“Fidelio” in Zurich

To end what has been a fantastic performing year, Elza van den Heever returns to the {…}

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Brahms in Helsinki

On October 25 and 26 Elza van den Heever travels to Helsinki to sing the soprano solo in {…}

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Upcoming Performances

January 21, 2018

Beethoven: Ah! Perfido, Op.65, Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (from Fidelio)

Auditorium Rainier III


March 1, 5, 9, 12 & 17, 2018

Strauss: Elektra

The Metropolitan Opera

New York City, NY

June 10, 14, 17, 20, 23 & 27, 2018

Bellini: Norma

Oper Frankfurt


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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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