Dolora is joined by Renée Fleming as Rusalka and Piotr Beczala as the Prince in the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed production of Dvořák’s Rusalka. Live in movie theatres around the world, this Saturday, February 8th at 12:55pm EST.
“it was Dolora Zajick as the sassy old witch Ježibaba who shone throughout the show. Her mischievous mannerisms lent a comic touch to an otherwise heartbreaking opera, and her singing was well-articulated, animated, and wide-ranging in dynamics. (Bachtrack, 26 January 2014) “Dolora Zajick, everyone’s favorite witch, is excellent as Jezibaba, her booming voice riding over [...]
Dolora spoke to WKCR’s Stepan Atamian about technique and nurturing the next generation of dramatic voices as part of the station’s Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast. Listen to the interview on WKCR’s website
“Acclaimed, volcanic-voiced American mezzo Dolora Zajick [is] the reigning international interpreter of Amneris, who could sing this role in her sleep. Her voice is one of the wonders of the world, sailing through, and over, Verdi’s thick orchestral color to give real life to the Egyptian princess racked by jealousy. Rich and plummy, her instrument [...]
“ I am devastated that I am unable to continue my work on Dolores Claiborne. The opera proved to be more challenging vocally and physically than I had anticipated and exacerbated by my knee problems, I feel it is best to withdraw at this point, rather than try to push forward. I look forward to [...]
Dolora reflects on her time at Merola and the critical importance of of these programs to the careers of young opera singers… Read about it online on the San Jose Mercury News.
“…a penetrating sorceress.” (Corriere della Sera, 10 June 2013) “Dolora Zajick maintains the voice and style necessary to do full justice to the role of Ulrica.” (Il Manifesto, 12 June 2013) “The cast is top rate. Dolora Zajick (Ulrica) fills her entrance with pathos in the semi-darkness and the aria Re dell’Abisso, concluded in the [...]
“Dolora Zajick commands attention as Azucena with her astonishingly opulent and enchanting mezzo-soprano instrument. Simply put, Dolora Zajick’s Azucena is miraculous! Every emotion and each ounce of her grief is believable and stirring, especially as she showcases her powerhouse and stunningly divine vocals on ‘Stride la vampa,’ ‘Condotta ell’era in ceppi,’ and ‘Giorni poveri vivea.’ [...]
Dolora Zajick and the faculty and staff of the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices is delighted to congratulate soprano Rebecca Pedersen as one of the six winners at the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the 60th anniversary of the presitigious competition. The 21-year-old soprano from Bountiful, UT, was selected by a panel of judges [...]
“Dolora Zajick has been a dramatic mezzo of choice for more than two decades now, and she remains at the height of her powers. Bellini originally wrote the role of Adalgisa, the new flame of Norma’s love, for a soprano, with a higher vocal line than many mezzos can credibly perform. Zajick accepted the challenge with vigor [...]