Mezzo-soprano (United States)
HGO Appearances: Azucena in Il trovatore (2013, 1992), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (2008), Amneris in Aida (2007), and performances of Amneris in Aida (2007, 1987)
About the Artist: Hailed as a “force of nature” (Variety), Dolora Zajick has been internationally acclaimed as that rare voice type, a true dramatic Verdi mezzo-soprano, typified by the composer’s most famous and difficult mezzo-soprano roles. She is known for her interpretations of Azucena in Il trovatore, Amneris in Aida, and Eboli in Don Carlo on the world’s greatest stages, including the Metropolitan Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; San Francisco Opera; Houston Grand Opera; La Scala; Vienna State Opera; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; and the Paris National Opera among numerous others. She has also performed at the Salzburg and Orange Festivals and the Arena di Verona. Following her appearance with HGO in Aida, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka, marking her twenty-fifth anniversary season with the company. She also appears as Ortrud in a new production of Lohengrin at Madrid’s Teatro Real and as Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica in Barcelona. In addition to her performance career, Zajick founded the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices in 2006, a vocal training program for large or unusual voices designed to help nurture their development according to their unique needs and to help these young singers reach the world stage.
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