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

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Message from Dolora:

August 27, 2013|News

“ 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.’ [...]