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 the LA Phil for performances of Sibelius’ The Tempest
Nov. 8, 9, & 10, 2018
For this major production with director Barry Edelstein and The Old Globe – featuring a cast of 27 actors, singers, and dancers – Susanna Mälkki conducts Sibelius’ evocative music for Shakespeare’s mysterious masterpiece about a shipwreck on a magical island.
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