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

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022

Roberto Devereux

Washington Concert Opera, Lisner Auditorim
Washington, DC

The last of Donizetti’s four operas based in the Tudor period, ROBERTO DEVEREUX focuses on the Earl of Essex during his service to Queen Elizabeth. Roberto returns to England from Ireland to face charges of high treason, and as he does, he must navigate a love triangle between himself, the Duchess of Nottingham, and the Queen — or face certain death.

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