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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‘Il trittico’ in Frankfurt

On July 8, 11, 14, 17 and 20, Elza van den Heever will return to Oper Frankfurt as Suor {…}

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‘Elektra’ at Opéra national de Paris

 This May, Elza van den Heever will return to the Opéra national de Paris to perform as {…}

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Upcoming Performances

OCT 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30


Opéra Bastille


NOV 2, 5, 2022


Opéra Bastille


NOV 24, 26, 2022

Fidelio (Concert performance)

Sydney Opera House


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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.

The @santafeopera has announced their 2023 season, and I am so happy to return to this amazing company for performa… https://t.co/AaCYIk6qOz

Excited for another performance of Elektra this evening at @operadeparis! This is such an incredible score, and Rob… https://t.co/Jg7NTbaTNv