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Artist Basics: Elza van den Heever

What she's doing with usSouth African soprano Elza van den Heever is playing the title role in Bellini's Norma with us this fall at the October 23, 26, 28, and Nov. 5 performances. 

The role of Norma is one of the pinnacles of the dramatic soprano repertoire, and van den Heever is no stranger to this role. After her 2015 performance of ​Norma​ with the Opéra National de Bordeaux, she garnered both critical and audience acclaim: "The virtuosity of Ms. van den Heever is breathtaking... coloratura at the top of the range, with stunning maturity in the lower range. With her controlled virtuosity, [she] had the audience awaiting every note." (Bachtrack)


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Critics love Ariodante!

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10 Things to Know: Ariodante

By Nikita Gourski, Development Communications Officer


George Frideric Handel's Ariodante, the neglected musical masterpiece, has hit the stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Do you need a quick introduction or a refresher course on some key concepts and facts? Here are 10 Things to Know before you go!


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