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Performer: Elza van den Heever

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ViennaLa vestaleNew production

Spontini: La vestale
Bertrand de Billy; Johannes Erath; Theater an der Wien; Katrin Connan; Jorge Jara; Michael Spyres; Sébastien Guèze

New York CityWozzeckNew production

Berg: Wozzeck
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; William Kentridge; Metropolitan Opera; Sabine Theunissen; Greta Goiris; Peter Mattei; Elza van den Heever

ParisDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould

DortmundDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould

RotterdamDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould
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Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera
The Met's revival of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's 1984 production of La clemenza di Tito is given a new breath of life with superb conducting and an excellent ensemble of singers.
****1
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Elektra: Great success for Nina Stemme’s Lyric Opera debut

Michaela Martens (Klytaemnestra) and Nina Stemme (Elektra) © Cory Weaver

The Lyric revives Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ horrific tale with a superb cast led by Swedish “helden-soprano” Nina Stemme.

****1
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Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
"She commands the stage, she commands the notes, she commands the tension": Christine Goerke's portrayal of Elektra haunts The Met. 
*****
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A colourless Fidelio in Zurich

Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Christof Fischesser (Rocco) © Toni Suter (2013)
Celebrating a courageous woman who is able to secure the release of her husband from prison, Beethoven’s sole opera Fidelio has music that is more compelling that its plot.
***11
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Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered

Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
David Alden's staging of Alcina mines the rich theatricality of one of Handel's best-loved operas with enchanting but also perplexing results. 
****1
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