A mezzo in a class by herself
(New York Times)

Dolora Zajick – The Art of the Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

Dolora Zajick – The Art of the Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano CD | TELARC, 2000 Catalog | 80557-25 Dolora Zajick (mezzo-soprano) Piero Giuliacci ( Charles Rosekrans (Conductor) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra TRACK LISTING 1. Tchaikovsky: Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans) “Prastite vy, xalmy” 2. Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: “Sily patainyye” 3. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur: “Acerba volutta” 4. Rossini: Semiramide: “Ah! Quel giorno ognor rammento” 5. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: “Voi lo sapete” 6. Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila: “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” 7. Verdi: Don Carlo: “O don fatale” 8. Verdi: Il Trovatore: “Condotta ell’era in ceppi” 9. Alceste: “Divinities du Styx” 10. Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice: “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice” 11. Verdi: Macbeth: “La luce langue” 12. Verdi: Macbeth: “Una macchia e qui tuttora” REVIEWS “a dazzling pièce de résistance: the sleepwalking scene from Verdi’s Macbeth… Zajick sings with unflagging authority, with tonal splendor, with compelling ease even in the longest legato phrases, and with sufficient color to delineate the heroine’s shifting moods. And, most astonishing, this dramatic mezzo-soprano rises at the end to a luminous pianissimo D-flat, nonchalantly floating a crucial tone that has brought dread and disaster to many an illustrious soprano. It is phenomenal.” (Opera News, October 2000) “Her rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Farewell, dear hills and fields captures the yearning quality well and paves the way for a similarly involving Horoscope Scene from Khonanshchina. The climax of Acerba voluttà shows just how powerful her voice is.” (MusicWeb International, January 2001) LINKS http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004U9ZV/qid=985115196/sr=1-2/ref=sc_m_3/102-1922635-2604110