About Elza

Highlights of Elza van den Heever’s 2019/20 season include role debuts in La Vestale (Julia) at the Theater an der Wien, Wozzeck (Marie) at the Metropolitan Opera, and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Die Kaiserin) singing it first in Paris and then in Rotterdam presented in concert. Later in the season, she revisits the role in a staged production at Dutch National Opera. She also stars as Leonora in Fidelio in Paris under the baton of Simone Young, and lastly, sings Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin at the Opernhaus Zürich.

In the 2018/19 season, Ms. van den Heever’s engagements led her to the Metropolitan Opera with Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), to Oper Frankfurt with Norma (title role), to the Wiener Staatsoper with Lohengrin (Elsa), and to the Lyric Opera of Chicago with Elektra (Chrysothemis), as well as further concerts with Simone Young in Lausanne, with Bertrand de Billy in Berlin, and Kirill Petrenko in Bregenz.

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Die Frau ohne Schatten role debut

Building on the collaboration which produced the masterpieces Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier {…}

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Debut in Wozzeck at the Metropolitan Opera

From December 27 until January 22, Elza van den Heever stars as Marie, making her role {…}

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Upcoming Performances

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten (role debut)

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées


FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Konzerthaus Dortmund


February 23, 2020

R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten

Rotterdam Philharmonic


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Featured Video

Maria Stuarda: "Figlia impura di Bolena"

Excerpt from the Act I finale of Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda' at The Metropolitan Opera

Congratulations to the cast and crew of #Wozzeck at @metopera for a fantastic run, and thank you to our wonderful a… https://t.co/do6idxGbYj

"Van den Heever’s silvery, focused soprano displayed a remarkable purity of attack and radiance of tone." -… https://t.co/QRoTvHMH6q