This past April, Elizabeth was part in making some history as Opera Carolina presented the first fully staged production in the USA of Rachmaninov’s first opera, Aleko. While the opera has been done before in concert & while it is a staple repertoire in Russia, it was never done in the USA in a staged production until now. Aleko was paired with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci & it was praised highly by the public & press.
Of Elizabeth, the Charlotte Observer wrote: “Elizabeth Caballero, however, identified so well with Zemfira that her singing and acting could almost not be told apart. She was just as convincing as Nedda in the “Pagliacci” that followed.”
Here’s a wonderful blog review of the production going into in depth detail of the pieces & artists. Go to review here.
Schmopera took a moment to interview Elizabeth recently. Click on this link to go to the article.
“It’s not easy. It’s a very, very tough career. It’s very lonely, you’re travelling a lot. There’s a lot of competition, a lot of nastiness, a lot of rejection. So, you have to be very, very tough.”
The beginning of the new season is upon us & Elizabeth is excited to share with you her upcoming events for 2015-16 season. She opens the season returning to the beautiful Kaufman Theater of Lyric of Opera of Kansas singing the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Soon after she will finally have the opportunity to try out her first Verdi Requiem under the baton of Steven Mercurio at Opera Grand Rapids. She debuts at Opera Coeur d’Alene along side her trusty little pup, Schumie, singing one of her favorite roles, Musetta in La boheme. In the new year, we see her again as Violetta in La traviata for both Pensacola Opera & Opera Naples. In Naples she’s happy to be under the baton of Maestro Ramon Tebar once again. Elizabeth thrilled to return to Pacific Symphony for a semi staged version of Turandot where she will sing the beloved role of the slave girl Liu. Her season ends with a debut in Opera Carolina singing a double bill of Pagliacci & the USA premier of Rachmaninoff’s Aleko. There will be several recitals & concert events along the way and on her stops to each city, she hopes to provide a few masterclasses & lectures for opera students in the area. Ticket information for all these events can be seen through here or on her professional Facebook page.
Elizabeth is so happy to return to Carnegie Hall this summer joining Mid America Productions as the soprano solo in Rutter’s Requiem. For further dates & tickets go to: MidAmerica Productions