Cuban American soprano Elizabeth Caballero has been heard in many theaters throughout North America including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City and many others. Her performance as Musetta in La bohème at the New York City Opera was praised by the New York Times as “the evening’s most show-stopping performance offering a thrilling balance of pearly tone, exacting technique and brazen physicality.”
Elizabeth Caballero was born in Havana, Cuba but grew up in the United States where she completed her musical studies. She resided in Miami and her many roles there for the Florida Grand Opera have included Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Liu in Turandot, Mimi in La bohème, Micaela in Carmen and Madga in La rondine. It was also as Madga that Caballero made her European debut at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Italy.
Ms. Caballero made her New York City Opera debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La bohème in their Opera in the Parks series. She has since returned to the New York City Opera in Pagliacci and in La bohème, and to the Metropolitan Opera in their new production of Carmen which was part of the Live in HD series. She made her Seattle Opera debut as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and returned there as Mimi.
In the fall of 2012 she sang her first performances of the title role in Madama Butterfly at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and it was Cio Cio San that she made her German operatic debut at the Staatsoper Berlin. In April 2013 she also debuted the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni to great critical acclaim in Madison Opera. Other roles in her developing repertoire include Amelia Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra, Desdemona in Otello, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele and the title role of Mascagni’s Iris.
Recent upcoming engagements for Ms. Caballero include her debut in Santo Domingo in the title role of La Viuda Alegre (The Merry Widow), her first Alice in Falstaff with Virginia Opera, a return to Florentine Opera as Violetta in La traviata, a debut in Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra as Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, a debut in Hawaii Opera Theater as the Soprano Solo in Carmina Burana & Nedda in Pagliacci, and a return to Seattle Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.
Updated May 2013