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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“Il Tabarro” recording release

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Elektra broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera

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Upcoming Performances

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

Bellini: Norma

Oper Frankfurt

Frankfurt

February 2, 6, 10, 14, 18 & 22, 2019

Strauss: Elektra

Lyric Opera

Chicago

MARCH 30, 2019

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Metropolitan Opera

New York City, NY

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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

“Il Tabarro” starring the late Johan Botha and Elza Van Den Heever. Bertrand de Billy conducts the @ORF Vienna Radi… https://t.co/qFkbWu3AFJ

Thank you Jiyang Chen, @glowbyaffan & @lennysstudio for the new photos!! 📷✨🎶😊🐶 https://t.co/TSqB7n12Gh