About Elza

Highlights of Elza van den Heever’s 2019/20 season include role debuts in La Vestale (Julia) at the Theater an der Wien, Wozzeck (Marie) at the Metropolitan Opera, and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Die Kaiserin) singing it first in Paris and then in Rotterdam presented in concert. Later in the season, she revisits the role in a staged production at Dutch National Opera. She also stars as Leonora in Fidelio in Paris under the baton of Simone Young, and lastly, sings Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin at the Opernhaus Zürich.

In the 2018/19 season, Ms. van den Heever’s engagements led her to the Metropolitan Opera with Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), to Oper Frankfurt with Norma (title role), to the Wiener Staatsoper with Lohengrin (Elsa), and to the Lyric Opera of Chicago with Elektra (Chrysothemis), as well as further concerts with Simone Young in Lausanne, with Bertrand de Billy in Berlin, and Kirill Petrenko in Bregenz.

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The Met Opera livestreams an all-star At-Home Gala

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to livestream an At-Home Gala on Saturday, {…}

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Elza van den Heever makes her staged role debut as The Empress

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Upcoming Performances

MAY 27, 29, 2020

Beethoven: Fidelio

Philharmonie de Paris


JUNE 8, 9, 11, 2020

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Bayerische Staatsoper


June 16, 2020

Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

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

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