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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Berg and Brahms with the Orchestre de Paris and Simone Young

On November 3 and 4, Elza van den Heever will once again join Orchestre de Paris in a {…}

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Wagnerians in Concert on PBS

PBS will broadcast “Wagnerians in Concert” on November 5, showcasing Elza van den {…}

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Upcoming Performances

OCT 14, 17, 20, 22, 26, 30, 2021


San Francisco Opera

San Francisco, CA

NOV 3, 4, 2021

Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder / Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem

Philharmonie de Paris


NOV 5, 2021

Wagnerians in Concert on PBS


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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.

Looking forward to our next performance of Fidelio at @SFOpera this evening! Tonight is the last chance to enjoy th… https://t.co/nDwvw1PmQV

For those of you who can’t join us in the opera house, make sure to tune-in for our live streams - tonight 10/14, S… https://t.co/OCJip11X0K