We often hear about sopranos as being the prima donnas of the opera house. But some of the most celebrated, challenging and complex roles in the repertoire are reserved for the mezzo-soprano: just think of Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Dolora Zajick’s storied career seems to make the point that mezzos don’t play second fiddle to any soprano, be it on or off stage. Take, for example, her innovative work at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, which she founded to provide current and future generations of “unusually and large”-voiced singers the unique support they need to flourish. Come welcome Dolora to our show and hear for yourself how Azucena carries the finale.