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

DEC 9, 2022

Vier letzte Lieder

Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie


APR 1, 5, 9, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden


APR 14, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Berliner Philharmoniker


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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.

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