Wagnerians in Concert: On Demand Now

Don’t miss this soaring performance of music by Wagner and Strauss, featuring sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle, accompanied by Craig Terry. Available on demand through May 21.

Wagnerians in Concert: “Dich, teure Halle”

Elza van den Heever sings Elisabeth’s aria from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, accompanied by Craig Terry, at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, in the May 8 Met Stars Live in Concert performance. Available on demand through May 21.

Wagnerians in Concert: “Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten”

Elza van den Heever and Michael Volle sing an excerpt from Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, accompanied by Craig Terry, at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, in the May 8 Met Stars Live in Concert performance. Available on demand through May 21.

Wagnerians in Concert: Rehearsal

Sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, baritone Michael Volle, and pianist Craig Terry rehearse for their May 8 Met Stars Live in Concert program, transmitted from Wiesbaden, Germany. Tickets on sale now.

Wagnerians in Concert: A Conversation

General Manager Peter Gelb speaks with the stars of the May 8 Met Stars Live in Concert performance: Christine Goerke, Elza van den Heever, Andreas Schager, and Michael Volle. Tickets on sale now.

Wagnerians Live in Concert

On May 8, sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle come together for a soaring program of music by Wagner and Strauss, live from Wiesbaden, Germany. Tickets on sale now.

Wozzeck: Trailer

Watch a trailer for William Kentridge's new staging of Berg's gripping masterpiece, starring Peter Mattei in the title role and Elza van den Heever as Marie, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. On stage December 27- January22. 2019-2020 season.

Wozzeck: Final Dress Rehearsal

Elza van den Heever, as Marie, under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in the final dress rehearsal of William Kentridge’s new production. 2019–20 season.

Wozzeck: Final Dress Rehearsal

Peter Mattei, in the title role, and Elza van den Heever, as Marie, rehearse a scene from Act 3, under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in the final dress of William Kentridge’s new production. 2019–20 season.

Elza van den Heever in Wozzeck

Don’t miss soprano Elza van den Heever’s star turn as Marie in a gripping new staging of Berg’s “Wozzeck” by William Kentridge. Baritone Peter Mattei sings the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium. 2019–20 season.

Wozzeck: Orchestral Rehearsal

Peter Mattei, in the title role, and Elza van den Heever, as Marie, rehearse with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Met Orchestra in advance of the premiere of William Kentridge’s new staging. 2019–20 season.

Wozzeck in Rehearsal

Beginning December 27, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a brilliant new staging of Berg’s masterpiece by William Kentridge, starring Peter Mattei and Elza van den Heever. On stage through January 22. 2019–20 season.

La Clemenza di Tito: “Non più di fiori”

Elza van den Heever sings an excerpt from Vitellia’s Act II aria in the final dress rehearsal. Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Conductor: Lothar Koenigs. 2018–19 season.

Norma at Frankfurt Opera: Trailer

Elektra: “Wie stark du bist!”

Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever perform an excerpt from the final dress rehearsal. Production: Patrice Chéreau. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 2017–18 season.

Il Trovatore (trailer) - Frankfurt

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore

Premiere Oper Frankfurt - Sep. 10, 2017

© Thiemo Hehl 2017

Don Carlo - "Io vengo a domandar..."

Andrea Carè (Carlo) and Elza Van den Heever (Elisabetta) sing the duet from Act I of Verdi's Don Carlo: "Io vengo a domandar grazia alla mia regina"

Don Carlo - Final duet

Andrea Carè (Carlo) and Elza Van den Heever (Elisabetta) sing the final duet from Verdi's Don Carlo.

Idomeneo: Act III Quartet

Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, Alice Coote, and Matthew Polenzani sing the Act III quartet from Idomeneo at the final dress rehearsal. Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Conductor: James Levine. 2016-17 season.

Idomeneo: "Tutte nel cor vi sento"

Elza van den Heever sings Elettra’s Act I aria from "Idomeneo" at the final dress rehearsal. Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Conductor: James Levine. 2016-17 season.

Elza van den Heever à l'Opèra de Limoges

Elza van den Heever performs at l'Opéra Théâtre de Limoges on an Enigma-themed programme under the direction of Robert Tuohy.

Maria Stuarda: Act I Finale

Sondra Radvanovsky (Mary), Elza van den Heever (Elizabeth), and ensemble perform an excerpt from the Act I finale of Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda." Production: David McVicar. Conductor: Riccardo Frizza. 2015–16 season.

Lohengrin - Trailer (Zurich)

“Looking every inch the innocent virgin, Elza van den Heever was superb as Elsa, her voice evenly project throughout, faultlessly controlled and gorgeously nuanced" -- Opera Magazine, February 2015

Maria Stuarda: "Figlia impura di Bolena"

Act I finale from Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda.' Joyce DiDonato (Mary), Elza van den Heever (Elizabeth), Matthew Polenzani (Leciester).

Otello - highlights

Premiere an der Oper Frankfurt am 4. Dezember 2011

© Thiemo Hehl 2011

Elza van den Heever: "Oreste d'Ajace"

Idomeneo - Elettra's aria

Elza van den Heever: "Sì, vuol di Francia . .. "

Maria Stuarda - highlights