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 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra debut in Verdi's Requiem
May 22 - 23, 2015
Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the LPO and New Orleans Vocal Chorale in the LPO’s 2014-2015 season finale performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Composed in 1874 in memory of one of Verdi’s closest friends, the Requiem is still hailed by critics as one of the finest works of classical music ever conceived. Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano, and Louisiana natives Alfred Walker, bass-baritone, Lori Guilbeau, soprano, and Paul Groves, tenor, bring the vocal fireworks at the heart of Verdi’s masterpiece.
"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