Performance Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Elza van den Heever
Vlad Iftinca

Weill Recital Hall
South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever won raves for her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Elizabeth I in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Now this remarkable singer displays her tremendous range and versatility in her New York recital debut, singing Handel arias and songs by Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, and three South African composers.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Elza van den Heever, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Vlad Iftinca, Piano


  • HANDEL "Mio caro bene" from Rodelinda
  • HANDEL "Ah! crudel, Il pianto mio" from Rinaldo
  • SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben
  • FAURÉ "Les roses d’Ispahan"
  • FAURÉ "Après un rêve"
  • FAURÉ "Clair de lune"
  • FAURÉ "Fleur jetée"
  • BRAHMS "Wie Melodien zieht es mir"
  • BRAHMS "O Komme, holde Sommernacht"
  • BRAHMS "Die Mainacht"
  • BRAHMS "Von ewiger Liebe"
  • BRAHMS "Botschaft"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Heimwee"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Geboorte van die Lente"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Mali, die Slaaf se Lied"
  • PESCOD "Oktobermaand"
  • LEMMER "My Siel is siek van Heimwee"


UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.

UBUNTU is held in collaboration with the South African Consulate General in New York in celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom and democracy.

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