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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Latest News

Role Debut in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at The Metropolitan Opera

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Bruckner with the Philadelphia Orchestra

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Upcoming Performances

MAY 30
3, 7, 10, 2023

Der fliegende Holländer (role debut)

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

JUL 1, 7, 12, 31
5, 10, 15, 25, 2023

Der fliegende Holländer

Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe, NM

OCT 14, 17, 21, 24, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Wiener Staatsoper


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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.

Thrilled to be @OperawireNews’ Artist of the Week! You can check out the article at the link below 📰 🔗… https://t.co/3L71AgtU4f

If you can’t join us in the opera house, be sure to tune-in at 7:55pm ET to hear the LIVE broadcast through the lin… https://t.co/f99OOCklR4