Photo by Todd Rosenberg


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

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March 2018:

DeShong joins the CSO for the world premiere of Raimi's "Three Lisel Mueller Settings" 

March 22-24, 2018

The celebrated Chicago Symphony Chorus, marking its 60th anniversary in 2017/18, joins Riccardo Muti, the CSO and international soloists for a moving performance of Schubert's exquisite final Mass, written at the end of the young composer's life. “The performance of Schubert's Mass by Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will likely figure on best-of lists. 

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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

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