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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‘La Vestale’ in Paris

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‘Die Walküre’ with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

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Upcoming Performances

AUG 10, 11, 2024

R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder

Kissei Bunka Hall


SEP 26, 29
2, 5, 10, 2024


Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, IL

NOV 29
4, 7, 10, 14, 19, 2024

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

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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.