A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Opera Magazine feature by Roger Pines
"The assertion 'she can sing anything' is generally suspect, but where Elizabeth DeShong is concerned it's true. Handel and Rossini, Humperdinck and Mahler, Verdi and Puccini, Britten, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, the American mezzo-soprano sings them all impeccably. When presented with such prowess in matters of technique, musicianship and style, the listener can simply sit back and enjoy, taking in the voice and the invariably apposite expressive intent that colors it." - Roger Pines
DeShong returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
October 11- November 22, 2019
DeShong has been hailed as “a Suzuki worthy of the greatest references in the history of opera”. This fall, she returns to The Met for nine performances of Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s masterpiece.
A Singer's Suitcase
"As a professional opera singer, I spend the majority of each year away from home. With luggage, camera, and scores in hand, I take off to different parts of the world to make music. With this blog, I hope to create a daily reminder that with travel you always take away more than you arrived with, but the most important of these things can't be put in a suitcase." -Elizabeth