Mezzo soprano DOLORA ZAJICK is a true dramatic Verdi mezzo. She has sung the three big Verdi roles, Azucena, Amneris and Eboli (in Trovatore, Aida and Don Carlo respectively) all over the world with many companies including the Metropolitan, Chicago’s Lyric, the San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Berlin Staatsoper, Naples, Florence, Barcelona, Rome, Bilbao, Madrid, and at the Orange Festival, Rome’s Caracalla Festival, and Verona’s Arena. Future roles include Donizetti’s La Favorita, and Dalila in Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila. Among her recordings are Aida, Trovatore and Don Carlo, all three with Levine and the Met Opera (for Sony), La Forza del Destino and the Verdi Requiem, both with Muti (for EMI), Alexander Nevsky with Rostropovich and Herodiade with Gergiev both also for Sony. On television she has been seen in Aida and Trovatore both from the Met, and on more than one occasion in Verdi’s Requiem.