La Boheme, Central City Opera

In order for the tragedy to have a proper impact, the audience must love the heroine Mimi as much as the poet Rodolfo does. In her portrayal, soprano Elizabeth Caballero projects the warmth of Mimi’s heart as much as the cold of her hands. She caresses every note, right up to the character’s inevitable yet sweetly poignant death. Rodolfo can cry as much as he wants — if the Mimi is not lovable, the audience will not follow suit. Caballero’s Mimi is, as the text states, “an angel from heaven.”

Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera 7/8/12