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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May performances

On May 3, 4 and 5, Elza van den Heever travels to Berlin to perform under the baton of {…}

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Tune in to Rigoletto from the Met tomorrow

Elza will be the intermission interview for tomorrow night’s Rigoletto radio broadcast {…}

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Upcoming Performances

May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Vier letzte Lieder

Konzerthaus Berlin


MAY 16, 18, 2019

Mahler's Symphony No. 8

Festspielhaus Bregenz


JUNE 7, 17, 20, 23, 28, 2019

Bellini: Norma

Oper Frankfurt


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