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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Latest News

Role Debut as ‘Salome’ in Paris

This fall, Elza van den Heever will make her highly anticipated debut in the title role {…}

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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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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.

I think, if you kiss this one, you’d have white chocolate all over your mouth and it wouldn’t be bitter at all! ☺️… https://t.co/50PZZLMzKV

In anticipation of my role debut as Salome, this fall at the @operadeparis, I thought I’d have a little fun and bak… https://t.co/hjDLd6MIjP