Dolora Zajick

— Mezzo-Soprano

"...Zajick’s phenomenal performance. Hers was the evening. She put her gigantic, versatile voice to excellent use and added a reasonable dose of Shakespearean evil to the mix.”
Bachtrack – Ortrud in Lohengrin, Madrid

"As the haunted gypsy Azucena, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick remains a vocal phenomenon of the first order…for sheer visceral thrills in this music she's hard to beat.”
San Francisco Chronicle - Azucena in 'Il trovatore', Metropolitan Opera

“If anyone can animate a scene, it’s Dolora Zajick, who offered a moving and powerful accounting of her first outing as Madame de Croissy, the Old Prioress, whose flawed and very human death, questioning God and raging against her fate, is one of the opera’s emotional centers. Zajick’s voice, with a hint of metal at the back of the upper notes and cavernous expansion in the lower ones, is still a couple of sizes bigger than most people’s, and as an actress, too, she delivered the goods.”
Washington Post – Dialogues of the Carmelites, Washington National Opera


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. Dolora is known for her interpretations of Azucena in Il Trovatore, Amneris in Aida, and Eboli in Don Carlo on the world’s greatest stages. Recent highlights include her debut in the role of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites with the Washington National Opera, and returns to the San Francisco Opera and the . . .

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