About Elizabeth

“DeShong was an unstoppable presence. Others have gone all out with the acting, both comic and plaintive, but DeShong combined it with one of the finest new voices to be heard at the Met…”

- Opera News

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has developed a reputation as “one of the most intelligent stage performers of her generation (Opera News).” Lauded equally for her musicianship and commanding stage presence, she has established herself as a regular on concert and operatic stages worldwide.

The 2022-2023 season marks DeShong’s return to San Francisco Opera, where she will debut the role of ‘Octavia’ in the world premiere of John Adams’ “Antony and Cleopatra”. 2023 includes a tour of Handel’s Alcina (Bradamante) with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski, followed by her Dallas Opera debut as ‘Dorabella’ in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” ...

Upcoming Schedule

August 10, 2024
Båstad, Sweden

Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Tennisstadion, Båstad, Sweden

2024 Birgit Nilsson Days - Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Star soloists Joyce El-Khoury and Michel Fabiano will make an acclaimed return to Båstad leading a cast of both international and Swedish singers, including Fredrik Zetterström, Elizabeth DeShong, Marina Monzó, Anton Ljungqvist and Anders Lorentzson. The concert staging led by conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi, and stage director Staffan Valdemar Holm, also features the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and a choir of amatuer local singers from across the region.

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June 28, 2024

Meyerbeer: Le Prophète (Live)

Meyerbeer: Le Prophète John Osborn (Jean de Leyde), Elizabeth DeShong (Fidès), Mané Galoyan (Berthe), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Count Oberthal) London Symphony Orchestra, Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, Maîtrise des Bouches-du-Rhône, Lyon Opera Chorus, Sir Mark Elder

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