Elza van den Heever

Elza van den Heever (c) Roberto Giostra

The South African soprano Elza van den Heever has made a name for herself in the international opera world with her intense role portrayals.

Elza van den Heever starts the season 2020/21 as Senta in Flying Dutchman at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam with Joana Mallwitz conducting. At the MET she will make her scenic role debut as Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She will return to the Bavarian State Opera as Giorghetta in Puccini’s Il Trittico under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Elza van den Heever ends the season as Senta at the Frankfurt Opera.

Last season Elza van den Heever caused a sensation in presenting three important role debuts: Julia in La Vestale at the Theater an der Wien under the baton of Bertrand de Billy, Wozzeck-Marie with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting at the MET and Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten in concert performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

Audiences in Vienna, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Bordeaux celebrate the soprano for her outstanding achievements. Her vocal skills allow her a wide-ranging repertoire from Mozart (Vitellia, Elettra, Donna Anna), Beethoven (Fidelio-Leonore), the Belcanto repertoire (Norma, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda), Verdi (Elisabetta, Desdemona, Ernani-Elvira , Trovatore-Leonora), Wagner (Elsa, Senta) to Strauss (Empress, Chrysothemis), Berg (Wozzeck-Marie) and Britten (Ellen Orford).

Besides her opera engagements, Elza van den Heever is a sought after concert singer. Her repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, Mahler’s 8th Symphony and the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

In the concert field, she works regularly with conductors such as Simone Young, Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Elza van den Heever was a member of the ensemble of the Oper Frankfurt from 2008 to 2013, where she was able to establish her wide ranging repertoire. She gave her fulminant debut in Europe with Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il trittico there and has been one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation since then.

Publications include a CD recording of her interpretation of Giorgetta under the baton of Bertrand de Billy (Capriccio) and a DVD recording of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda.

2020/21

(Please discard any previously dated material. The text may not be abridged or altered without the prior consent of ARSIS Artist Management.)

Upcoming performances

www.elzavandenheever.com

Elza van den Heever (c) Roberto Giostra

The South African soprano Elza van den Heever has made a name for herself in the international opera world with her intense role portrayals.

Elza van den Heever starts the season 2020/21 as Senta in Flying Dutchman at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam with Joana Mallwitz conducting. At the MET she will make her scenic role debut as Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She will return to the Bavarian State Opera as Giorghetta in Puccini’s Il Trittico under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Elza van den Heever ends the season as Senta at the Frankfurt Opera.

Last season Elza van den Heever caused a sensation in presenting three important role debuts: Julia in La Vestale at the Theater an der Wien under the baton of Bertrand de Billy, Wozzeck-Marie with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting at the MET and Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten in concert performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

Audiences in Vienna, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Bordeaux celebrate the soprano for her outstanding achievements. Her vocal skills allow her a wide-ranging repertoire from Mozart (Vitellia, Elettra, Donna Anna), Beethoven (Fidelio-Leonore), the Belcanto repertoire (Norma, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda), Verdi (Elisabetta, Desdemona, Ernani-Elvira , Trovatore-Leonora), Wagner (Elsa, Senta) to Strauss (Empress, Chrysothemis), Berg (Wozzeck-Marie) and Britten (Ellen Orford).

Besides her opera engagements, Elza van den Heever is a sought after concert singer. Her repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, Mahler’s 8th Symphony and the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

In the concert field, she works regularly with conductors such as Simone Young, Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Elza van den Heever was a member of the ensemble of the Oper Frankfurt from 2008 to 2013, where she was able to establish her wide ranging repertoire. She gave her fulminant debut in Europe with Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il trittico there and has been one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation since then.

Publications include a CD recording of her interpretation of Giorgetta under the baton of Bertrand de Billy (Capriccio) and a DVD recording of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda.

2020/21

(Please discard any previously dated material. The text may not be abridged or altered without the prior consent of ARSIS Artist Management.)

Upcoming performances

www.elzavandenheever.com