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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‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ at Baden-Baden Easter Festival

On April 1, 5, and 9, Elza van den Heever reprises the role of the Empress in Die Frau {…}

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Elza van den Heever named Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Elza van den Heever has been honored with the title of Chevalier by France’s Ordre des {…}

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Upcoming Performances

APR 1, 5, 9, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden


APR 14, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Berliner Philharmoniker


APR 26 & 27, 2023

Verdi Requiem

Philharmonie de Paris


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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.

A dress fit for die Kaiserin 👗 Opening night of ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ with @FestspielhausBB and @BerlinPhil is j… https://t.co/fJzybLXU1s

I am loving being a part of this stunning new production of ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ with @FestspielhausBB and… https://t.co/cEv5SwpsrN