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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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DeShong joins Mark Markham in recital at the Terrace Theater

September 28, 2018

Having conquered both Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera audiences last season in Rossini's Semiramide and Handel's Alcina, respectively, American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong makes her Washington solo recital debut in an eclectic program accompanied by pianist Mark Markham. The program includes Arnold Schoenberg's 4 Lieder (Op. 2); Benjamin Britten's A Charm of Lullabies; three songs by Reynaldo Hahn; Paper Wings by Jake Heggie; Arthur Honegger's Trois fragments; and Tre canzoni by Ildebrando Pizzetti.  Tickets >

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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