A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Elizabeth speaks with Opera News
"Mezzo ELIZABETH DeSHONG has quickly developed a reputation as one of the most intelligent stage performers of her generation. Her approach to singing is admirably direct: “As soon as something makes sense to your mind,” she says, “it immediately makes sense to your voice.”"
DeShong returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago for Verdi's Nabucco
January 27 - Feb 12, 2016
Politics. Religion. A dangerous love triangle. On one side, the fiery Hebrew priest Zaccaria, battling to lead his people from oppression. On the other, Nabucco, the tyrannical Babylonian king and his adopted daughter Abigaille, who will stop at nothing to get her father's throne and her sister's lover.
"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