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

Dolora was presented with a commemorative golden anvil by General Manager Peter Gelb at Saturday’s performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore in which she sings Azucena. She made her Met debut in 1988 in the same role and remains the definitive interpreter of Azucena, having sung it more than any other artist in Met history. Dolora has sung […]

“The powerhouse mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, who made her 1988 Met debut in this opera as Azucena, still owns this role, the Gypsy haunted by the horrific memory of seeing her mother burned at the stake.” (New York Times, 27 September 2015) “It is difficult to imagine anyone other than Dolora Zajick as Azucena, as she […]

“Dolora Zajick also returned to give a star cameo turn as Madame Ulrica the fortune-teller. Nobody does gypsies and fortune-tellers like Zajick and her husky voice can still rise to dark heights of ominous foreboding.” (Huffington Post, 24 April 2015) “Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick was a powerful force of nature in the contralto role of Ulrica […]

Virtual Harmony is a documentary account about the music and production of a virtual choir as part of the August 2014 celebrations presented by the Carmelite Family of the Western US to mark the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth. Dolora Zajick and Sister Claire conceived the opportunity to unite the Carmelite community across the […]

“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 […]

Huffington Post Interview

February 20, 2015|Profiles

Dolora spoke to the Huffington Post’s Susan Dormady Eisenberg about her career path, her role debut as Madame de Croissy, the ailing prioress, in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Washington National Opera, her devotion to training young dramatic voices through IYDV, her involvement with the Carmelites in Reno, and her interest in avian […]

In a wide-ranging interview, Dolora talks to Anne about her role debut in the WNO’s upcoming Dialogues of the Carmelites, the importance of training the next generation of dramatic voices and composing. Click here to read the full interview.

“Dolora Zajick brought her trademark powerhouse mezzo-soprano to the short, but pivotal, role of the fortune teller Madame Arvidson, a role she has not sung before in San Francisco. A company regular since her Adler Fellow days 30 years ago, she remains a vocal miracle, retaining all of her enormous power and with surprisingly little […]

Dolora revealed yet another layer to her talent with the world premiere of Roads to Zion at a concert in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in San Jose, California, on August 22, 2014. “The sudden emergence of a worldly singer as a sacred composer aroused my interest… Though Roads to Zion is Zajick’s first public composition, it demonstrates […]

Dolora Zajick has made numerous debuts in her career, but on August 22nd she will make her debut in an entirely different role, that of composer. Roads to Zion, an ‘opera scene’ for solo voice, women’s chorus and small orchestra, composed by Dolora Zajick, will receive its world premiere at the celebration commemorating the 500th year since the […]