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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Elza van den Heever returns to Frankfurt as Norma

From June 7 – 28, Elza van den Heever graces the stage of the Oper Frankfurt, in {…}

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May performances

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Upcoming Performances

October 12, 2019

Verdi: Requiem

Royal Festival Hall


NOVEMBER 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 2019

La Vestale

Theater an der Wien


DECEMBER 27, 2019

Berg: Wozzeck

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

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