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.

Read More

Latest News

‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ at Wiener Staatsoper

This October, Elza van den Heever returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in one of her new {…}

Read More

‘The Flying Dutchman’ in Santa Fe

This summer, Elza van den Heever graces the stage of Santa Fe Opera once again, taking on {…}

Read More
View All News

Upcoming Performances

OCT 14, 17, 21, 24, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Wiener Staatsoper


NOV 30
DEC 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 2023

Tannhäuser (role debut)

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

MAR 23, 26, 31, 2024


Festspielhaus Baden-Baden


View Full Schedule

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.