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 joins Music of the Baroque for Mendelssohn's Elijah
September 16 - 17, 2017
Written in the spirit of Bach and Handel, whose music he loved, Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful choral masterpiece brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. Fire comes from the heavens, storms gather, and the people cry for vengeance. From the prophet’s curse of drought to his ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot, Elijah is an extraordinary musical experience. Jane Glover conducts an all-star cast and the chorus Opera News calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories.” Elijah will be performed in English.
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