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Strauss’ Four Last Songs in Japan

Elza van den Heever sings Strauss’ Four Last Songs on August 23 with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads the all-Strauss programme, which also includes Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 and Sinfonia domestica, Op. 53.

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‘Fidelio’ at Caramoor

Elza van den Heever sings Leonore in a concert presentation of Beethoven’s Fidelio this summer at Caramoor. The performance takes place on July 31 at Caramoor’s outdoor venue, the Venetian Theater, and is a highlight of the festival’s season. The cast also includes Paul Groves (Florestan); Georgia Jarman (Marzelline); Kristinn Sigmundsson (Rocco); Andrew Owens (Jaquino); and Alfred Walker (Don Pizarro). Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for this not-to-be-missed performance.

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Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo’ at the Opéra national du Rhin

This season, Elza van den Heever stars as Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo, in Strasbourg at the Opéra national du Rhin. She performs June 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 & 28 and July 8 & 10, with Andrea Carè and Gaston Rivero alternating in the title role, Tassis Christoyannis as Posa, and Stephen Milling sings Filippo II.

Image: Opéra national du Rhin

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Elza returns to Oper Frankfurt, to star in Puccini’s ‘Il Trittico’

Don’t miss Elza van den Heever’s performances as Giorgetta in Il tabarro and the title role in Suor Angelica, part of Puccini’s masterful Il Trittico, this spring at the Oper Frankfurt. Ms. van den Heever was previously in residence at the company, and this engagement marks her much awaited return to the Frankfurt stage. Performances take place March 13, 20, 25, 28 & 31 and April 3 & 9.

Image: Monika Rittersaus

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