A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Elizabeth speaks with Opera News
On the Beat - DeShong makes her Aix-en-Provence debut as Britten’s Hermia
"On July 4, mezzo ELIZABETH DeSHONG makes her debut at the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence in ROBERT CARSEN’s staging of Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. She sings Hermia, which she performed in 2013 to great acclaim in TIM ALBERY’s production at the Metropolitan Opera."
DeShong makes her Aix-en-Provence debut in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
July 4 - 20, 2015
Harnessing the dreamy and sinuous developments of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished plays, Benjamin Britten has written a spellbinding opera where each world is differentiated by unique musical material. Robert Carsen directed an enchanting production of this 20th century operatic masterpiece, which was a phenomenal success at the 1991 Festival... It now returns to its birthplace, the courtyard of the Archeveché, where the summer nights are Provençal and dreams consumed al fresco.
"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