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 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.