During the 2018/19 season, Elizabeth DeShong will sing Adalgisa in Norma with the North Carolina Opera, tour Europe and the United States with The English Concert performing Juno in Handel's Semele, sing Sesto in The Clemency of Titus with LA Opera, and perform the title role in Handel's Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival.
In addition, Ms. DeShong will give a recital for Vocal Arts DC at the Kennedy Center, sing John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with the composer conducting, and sing Handel's Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony and the Houston Symphony.
In the previous season, Ms. DeShong returned to both the Washington National Opera to sing Ruggiero in Alcina, and the Metropolitan Opera for Arsace in Semiramide. In concert she performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Music of the Baroque, and made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schubert’s Mass No. 6, and the world premiere of Three Lisel Mueller Settings by Maxwell Raimi, both conducted by Riccardo Muti. On the European platform, Ms. DeShong returned to the Glyndebourne Festival to perform Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, made her debut with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the Proms in Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah"), under Antonio Pappano, and portrayed Hansel in a concert version of Hansel and Gretel conducted by Andrew Davis at the Edinburgh International Festival.
During the 2016/17 season, Ms. DeShong returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing Adalgisa in Norma, and made her Royal Opera and Bavarian State Opera debuts as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. In concert she performed the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony, the Verdi Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Oregon Symphony.
She has performed extensively throughout the world with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, English National Opera, Vienna State Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Glyndebourne Festival, and Aix-en-Provence.
She made her LA Opera debut in 2015 as Rosina in The Barber of Seville.