Dolora Zajick has been internationally acclaimed as that rare voice type – a true dramatic Verdi mezzo-soprano – typified by the composer's most famous and difficult mezzo-soprano roles of Azucena in Il trovatore, Amneris in Aida, and Eboli in Don Carlo. Ms. Zajick has sung these roles with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, Berlin’s Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, the opera companies of Naples, Florence, Barcelona, Rome, Bilbao, Munich, Madrid, the Salzburg and Orange Festivals, and the mammoth Arena di Verona.
In addition to the above Verdi roles to which she also has added Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, she has sung the Princess de Bouillon in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Marfa in Moussorgsky's Khovanshchina, Jezibaba in Dvořák 's Rusalka, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, Adalgisa in Norma, and the title roles in Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans, Donizetti's Italian and French versions of La favorite, Dalila in Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila, and Massenet's Hérodiade.
She has appeared in opera and concert with some of the foremost conductors of today, which include Bruno Bartoletti, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Charles Mackerras, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the late Mstislav Rostropovich.
Ms. Zajick last season was Amneris in Aida at the Metropolitan Opera and return to the Vienna State Opera as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana. She has also reprised her highly acclaimed performance of Eboli in Don Carlo with Teatro alla Scala on tour in Japan. In the summer 2010 he sung the role Amneris in Aida at Arena di Verona.
Her last engagement were Contessa in Chiaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Azucena in Verdi’s Trovatore both at MET, Eboli’s Princess in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Teatro della Maestranza in Siviglia, Amneris in Aida at Arena di Verona, Azucena at Teatro Verdi in Salerno and she sang Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma at Ópera de Oviedo. In 2012 she was Azucena in Verdi’s Trovatore at Opéra de Nice.