A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Elizabeth speaks with Opera Warhorses
San Francisco, CA - Rising Stars - An Interview with Elizabeth DeShong
"Elizabeth DeShong is singing big roles in the biggest houses. She’s sung Suzuki... at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera Company, Cenerentola at Glyndebourne, the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Washington National Opera, Hansel & Hermia in Lyric Opera of Chicago."
DeShong makes her LA Opera debut in Rossini's Barber of Seville
Feb. 28 - March 22, 2015
"In the role of Rosina, the young ward who is being forced into a marriage with the loathsome Dr. Bartolo, American Elizabeth DeShong sounds like a real mezzo with deep, rich tones at the bottom, a marvelous antidote to the run of mezzos who sound like sopranos with a cold. Short, with a mop of red hair – did I say "Lucy," though maybe it was a wig? – she pouted, made faces and was just so good. Did I mention that her top notes were as fresh and free of static as her low ones?" - Encore Michigan
"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