I often feel I was born in the wrong era but then I realize how much I would miss running water, antibiotics, & my cell phone. So I pretend on the opera stage.
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.”