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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‘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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Carnegie Hall Recital with Vlad Iftinca

On April 7, Elza van den Heever returns to Carnegie Hall for her great anticipated {…}

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Upcoming Performances

MAY 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29
1, 2022


Opéra Bastille


JUL 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 2022

Il Trittico

Oper Frankfurt


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


Opéra Bastille


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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.

I’m sad to share that I’m a little under the weather and will not be able to join our Elektra cast for tonight’s pr… https://t.co/oLbBACtN83

Rehearsals for Elektra at @operadeparis have been incredible, and I have loved revisiting Chrysothemis with our fan… https://t.co/Y5iljy5ue0