US mezzo names retirement date

US mezzo names retirement date


norman lebrecht

September 05, 2019

Dolora Zajick has decided that the Met’s Kát’a Kabanová next May will be her last appearance.

She will be 68 at that time.


  • MusicBear88 says:

    She’s done 59 performances of Azucena and 84 of Amneris at the MET since 1988 and that’s only about half of her appearances there. Also a dozen-and-a-half each of Santuzza and Eboli, a dozen of Adalgisa and Ulrica. Talk about powerhouse roles. The latest recording I could find online was 2016 in Il trovatore and she sounded fantastic. Unfortunately in that production she looked like Pagliacci’s mother gone to seed…

  • Marg says:

    Fabulous career

    • Tiredofitall says:

      Makes me sad, since I have seen probably all of her Met roles since the ’80s. She is no ordinary musician, and certainly no ordinary person. Thank you, Dolora. I will be at your farewell, as I was your debut…and grateful.

  • Edgar Self says:

    What a great Azucena she is! I don’t believe the number of her years at all.