“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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out this wonderful video captured of Dolora being showered with hundreds of colorful leaflets thanking her for her performances at the Gran Teatre del Liceu over the past 25 years. Dolora is appearing as Zia Principessa in the Gran Teatre del Liceu’s production of Suor Angelica. Performances run until July 4th.
At the end of opening night of the Gran Teatre del Liceu’s production of Suor Angelica, Dolora (performing as Zia Principessa) was showered with leaflets in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her debut at the theater. Read the reviews below: “The queen of the celebration was Dolora Zajick as the cruel Zia Principessa, who gave her [...]
“Dolora Zajick triumphed as Ortrud in the second cast, offering an intensity in her singing and keeping her volume intact in the upper register.” (Seen and Heard International, 13 April 13 2014) “… to Zajick’s phenomenal performance. Hers was the evening. She put her gigantic, versatile voice to excellent use and added a reasonable dose [...]
Dolora speaks to Fresh Air host Terry Gross about her career, her 25 years at the Met, the impact of HD broadcasts, and the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. The interview can be heard live in New York on WNYC-FM, 93.9 FM at 2pm and on WNYC-AM, 820AM at 8pm. Check your local listings for [...]