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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‘Tannhäuser’ at The Metropolitan Opera

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‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ at Wiener Staatsoper

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Upcoming Performances

MAR 23, 26, 31, 2024


Festspielhaus Baden-Baden


APR 4, 7, 2024


Berliner Philharmoniker


APR 26, 2024

Die Walküre (role debut)

de Doelen


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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.