A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Elizabeth speaks with Musical Toronto
"Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong is an interviewer’s delight. Not only does she have a beautiful voice that brings audiences to their feet, she has the razor-sharp intellect, the analytical mind, and the level-headedness that allow her to bring meaning to everything she does onstage and off, to stay focused on what is important to her, as an artist and a person. Articulate and insightful, serious-minded yet friendly and cordial, my chat with her was a joy."
DeShong sings the Dvořák Stabat Mater
May 27th, 2016 at 8pm
Antonin Dvořák is perhaps most famous for his New World Symphony and Slavic Dances, but it is his Stabat Mater that launched his international fame and introduced the Slavic composer to the United States. The rest, as they say, is musical history.
This rarely performed and deeply moving work is simply exquisite—a “must-hear” of the 2016 season. The May Festival Chorus is joined on stage by the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
"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