Hailed as “THE Verdi mezzo of the day” (Opera News) and considered “a mezzo in a class by herself” (New York Times), 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. In her signature roles as Azucena in Il trovatore, Amneris in Aida, and Eboli in Don Carlo, Dolora has appeared on the world’s greatest stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Berlin Staatsoper, . . . Opéra National de Paris, among numerous others, as well as at the Salzburg and Orange Festivals, and the mammoth Arena di Verona.
The 2012-2013 season features Dolora in Verdi’s three premier mezzo roles at the Metropolitan Opera: Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera and Amneris in Aida. She also appears in Norma at the Washington National Opera and in Il Trovatore in Houston.