Elizabeth is very excited to announce that she is going to be the recipient of the 2013 Frost School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Miami. The award will be presented to her on October 18, 2013 during a recital at Festival Miami. Joining her for the recital will be mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon and baritone Kevin Short accompanied by Elaine Rinaldi at the piano. This will be Festival Miami’s 30th anniversary. Info and tickets can be found here.
In February, Elizabeth will travel to Santa Ana, California to sing Violetta in a semi-staged production of La traviata with the Pacific Symphony. This will be her debut with the company and marks her return to the state of California. She will be sharing the stage with another Cuban-America tenor Rolando Sanz as Alfredo and baritone George Gagnidze as Germont. The production will be lead by A. Scott Perry and conducted by music director Carl St. Clair. For tickets and more information, click here.
This past month, Elizabeth made her debut in the Dominican Republic singing the title role in The Merry Widow. The performances at the National Theater in Santo Domingo were extremely well received by the public and the press alike.
Elizabeth will be traveling to Santo Domingo in August to perform a spanish version of The Merry Widow (La Viuda Alegre) in which she will perform the title role. This is an exciting debut for Elizabeth, who was born in Cuba, as spanish is her native tongue. In addition, this also marks her debut in the country of Dominican Republic. Performances will take place August 23rd and 24th at Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito de Santo Domingo.
The 2013-14 season marks several exciting debut’s for Elizabeth. In September/October she will make her company and role debut in Virginia Opera singing Alice Ford in the Verdi masterpiece, Falstaff. Late October she will travel to Miami to perform in the prestigious Festival Miami, known as Florida’s premier live music festival, hosted by her Alma Mater University of Miami Frost School of Music. During the recital she will be presented with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Rounding off the month of October she will travel to Milwaukee to perform the title role in La traviata with Florentine Opera. This will be her second time performing with the company, the first being in the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. In November, Elizabeth will make a much anticipated role, company, and country debut as she will travel to Brazil to perform the role of Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Spring will bring Elizabeth to Hawaii Opera Theater to make her company debut in a double bill of one of her signature roles, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and the scenic cantata, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.
Madison Opera will be broadcasting their opening night performance of Don Giovanni on Saturday, May 25th at 12:00PM Central time. This was Elizabeth’s debut in the role of Donna Anna which opened to great reviews for her and the entire cast including Maestro Joseph Mechavich. The Daily Page said of her performance, ‘a voice of tremendous power, but it’s one that can be used with a range of nuances.’ If you live in the Madison area, tune in on WPR 88.7 FM to listen. To listen online, simply click here – stream online
In February, Elizabeth made her return to Seattle Opera in the role of Mimi in La bohème. She had previously debuted with the company in Le nozze di Figaro in the role of Susanna. For her return as Mimi, she received great reviews which included from the Seattle Times, ‘ElizabethCaballero, pouring forth a stream of glorious tone…’ and from The Stranger, ‘Elizabeth Caballero has literally one of the finest voices I’ve ever heard…’. The production, directed by Tomer Zvulun, also received favorable reviews as well as the rest of the cast. The performances were conducted by Maestro Carlo Montanaro. This La bohème also bears more significance in that it is part of long time General Director Speight Jenkins final season with Seattle Opera. Elizabeth will be returning to Seattle Opera in the near future. For updates, check this page or follow her on Twitter or Facebook for further updates.
In March, Elizabeth gave an exciting performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s concert aria for Soprano Ah! Perfido with Orchestra Miami under the baton of Maestro Elaine Rinaldi. The performance of the aria was part of a program titled ‘Beethoven on the Beach’ which also included Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and his Coriolan Overture. Elizabeth previously performed this demanding aria, accompanied by Maestro Rinaldi, in a very successful recital she gave in Miami in June of 2010. To watch Elizabeth’s performance of the aria, click here. Elizabeth’s 2010 recital with Elaine Rinaldi is also available on iTunes. Click here to purchase.